A Pemberton man was arrested on a number of charges Saturday, Oct. 2 after police responded to a complaint of a family dispute, according to a release.
At around 8:55 a.m., Pemberton RCMP were called to Underhill Lane off of Highway 99 and, upon arriving at the scene, located a victim outside. Officers also spoke with the suspect, who was on the roof of the home, before he climbed back into his residence. Mounties also called in assistance from the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team and on Twitter, told the public to stay away from the area and refrain from posting photos online.
At around 1:30 p.m., police said the man was safely taken into custody, shortly after a fire had broken out in the residence that was ultimately extinguished by the local fire department. BC Ambulance and the Lower Mainland Police Dog Services also attended the call.
The Pemberton man now faces possible charges, including assault with a weapon, assault, and several others, police said.
It was a busy week for Sea to Sky police, who on Thursday arrested a gunman in Squamish who reportedly was chasing a small boy in the area of Diamond Head Road with a rifle. The area was closed for much of the afternoon. Investigators said the man was related to the child, but didn't indicate how. That same day, police in Whistler arrested a hitchhiker who was reportedly seen firing what witnesses believed to be a handgun in the air and at road signs near Function Junction. It turned out the Squamish man was firing a replica Airsoft gun. Then, on Friday, local police warned of a possible fight, and threats of stabbing, between groups of youth from the Sea to Sky and Lower Mainland that they had reason to believe would take place sometime this weekend.
"This is the fourth serious file the Sea to Sky RCMP has seen in the past week and we are thankful there have been no injuries to the persons involved as well as to our police officers," said Sgt. Sascha Banks in the release. "We again thank all the communities including Pemberton for their patience and for the assistance of our Pemberton Fire Department, BC Ambulance, and Lower Mainland Teams speciality (sic) teams such as ERT and Dog Services."
The release concluded by saying there would be no media availability on this file until Monday, Oct. 4.
This article has been updated as more information became available.