3 Sask. men arrested and charged after alleged forcible confinement at Meadow Lake

SASKATOON –

Meadow Lake RCMP arrested and charged three men following a report of a woman allegedly detained against her will.

On November 8, at around 1 p.m., the RCMP were called to a residence in the 500 block of West Seventh Avenue in Meadow Lake for reports of a woman being held against her will by armed individuals, according to a statement from the RCMP.

When gendarmes arrived at the residence, those inside refused to let them in and barricaded themselves inside, RCMP said. Officers determined that a woman was forced to stay at the residence, the statement said.

As a precaution, five nearby schools implemented hold and security procedures while officers dealt with the initial call, police said.

With the help of several RCMP units, police were able to enter the initial call residence at around 4 p.m. and escorted the woman to safety, police said.

“It was a dangerous situation, but we were able to quickly muster the specialized Saskatchewan RCMP resources needed to save the woman from danger,” said Sgt. Stephen Hurst in a statement.

Three men, aged 31, 37 and 25, were arrested at the scene and each person faces charges including forcible confinement, obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest.

Corey Bouvier, Kevin Bouvier and Ronald Campbell all had outstanding arrest warrants at the time of the incident, police said. They all first appeared in court on November 10 and are scheduled to return to Meadow Lake provincial court on November 15.


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Chris B. Hall