Salt Spring RCMP Contact Explosive Disposal Unit for Suspicious Device Found in Local Park

UPDATE: January 20, 2021 at 5:28PM - Salt Spring RCMP have confirmed that the device has been destroyed. It was determined not to be explosive. The area is now clear.

On January 20, 2021 the Salt Spring RCMP were contacted by a concerned citizen about an item left in Drummond Park. The cylindrical shaped device raised the suspicion of the passerby, and they immediately reported it to the police.

Salt Spring RCMP frontline members arrived on scene and could not determine the nature of the device, and contacted the BC RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) for their expertise.

Through their consultation and reviewing photos of the item, it was determined that the area be made safe by removing anyone nearby while the EDU members make their way to Salt Spring Island to examine and if necessary make it safe.

A local resident saw this suspicious device at the north end of Drummond Park, and did the right thing by calling the RCMP immediately said Salt Spring RCMP Detachment Commander Clive Seabrook. We are very fortunate to have experts available at moment’s notice not only to give a professional opinion, but come over and examine suspicious devices

The Salt Spring RCMP are advising local residents to avoid the area while they await the arrival of the EDU team and urge anyone with information on this item to contact police by phone (250) 537-5555, email: saltspring@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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January 20, 2021 2:00 PM

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  • UPDATE: January 20, 2021 at 5:28PM - Salt Spring RCMP have confirmed that the device has been destroyed. It was determined not to be explosive. The area is now clear.