‘There is no present danger’: Police release few details on Grindrod area investigation

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Watch: Police have converged on a rural property outside of Salmon Arm but they won't say why. – Mar 6, 2019

Neighbours tell Global News that RCMP have been on scene at a property on Grandview Bench Road in the Grindrod B.C. area since Monday.

Despite the lengthy investigation and multiple police vehicles on site, the Salmon Arm RCMP is staying tight-lipped about the nature of the investigation.

“I can confirm that we do have an ongoing investigation but I can’t comment any further on that investigation as we proceed with it,” said Staff Sgt. Scott West.

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West will only confirm that there is no threat to the general public and the investigation is not connected to any missing persons cases in the area.

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However, for Alicia Smith, who lives across the street with her family, having a police presence nearby for days has been unnerving.

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“It is kind of scary our kids are all right there. You never know what could happen if it is that bad, right?” she said.

Smith would like to know what is going on and doesn’t think it’s reasonable for police to keep the neighbours in the dark.

However, West defended the police handling of the situation and said proactive releases of information are typically done where there is a risk to the public.

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“When we do those things we do so to ensure public safety, and in this case there is no risk to public safety, so we haven’t made any proactive notifications to any of the residents in the area,” West said.

RCMP said they will be releasing more details about the case potentially as early as next week.

Information from BC Assessment shows the address where police are gathering was sold last August for $1.12-million, well above the assessed value of $628-thousand.

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