July 16, 2019
Files 19-15078 & 19-14662
Delta man charged after police surround home
After police surrounded a home on July 11, 2019 in Tsawwassen, in relation to a barricaded male, an individual has now been charged.
Delta Police attended the home in order to make an arrest, but were unsuccessful, despite protracted negotiations. Eventually the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team attended the residence, resulting in the arrest of one man on July 11.
No shots were fired during the incident. Police recovered a number of weapons from the home, including a rifle, after a search warrant was granted following the incident.
“The Emergency Response Team attended this residence because of information received regarding the safety of police who were attempting to make an arrest,” explains Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police. “We recognize that residents in the area may have been surprised by the level of the police response, but the safety of our officers, any suspects or involved parties, and the public is always foremost when these decisions are made. We were pleased there were no injuries as a result of this incident.”
Troy Kevin REIMER, age 52, of Delta, BC, has been charged with one count of uttering or conveying a threat to cause death or bodily harm, contrary to section 2641(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. He has since been released under a number of conditions which pertain to the ongoing safety of the individuals involved in the original call for service.