Standoff in Dalmeny ends with suspect’s surrender

A police standoff at a residence in Dalmeny earlier this week ended peacefully with the arrest of a 33-year-old man, who now faces two charges of uttering threats and one count of assault.

Dalmeny Police Chief Scott Rowe said police were called to a residence on the 600 block of Wakefield Avenue in Dalmeny on Monday, August 19, at about 4:00 p.m. in response to a report of a possible barricaded subject with a firearm.

Rowe said the incident ended peacefully with the arrest of the male outside of the residence.

“It was over fairly quickly,” said Rowe in an interview on Thursday, August 22. “The best possible outcome was achieved, thankfully.

“The suspect was taken into custody just before 6:00 p.m.”

Because of the severity of the incident, the Dalmeny Police Service officer on duty was provided with assistance by officers with the Corman Park Police Service, Warman RCMP and the Saskatchewan Highway Patrol.

“The response from the other agencies was excellent,” said Rowe. “Obviously, we rely on each other, and having adequate numbers there was a factor in ensuring that no one got hurt.”

While the suspect did not have a firearm when he was arrested outside the residence, Rowe said the suspect was known to have firearms inside the house. These firearms were seized by police after the suspect was arrested. The seized firearms are among the evidence police gathered as part of the ongoing investigation into the incident.

Rowe said the assault victim inside the house at the time of the incident did not require medical treatment.

The man charged in the incident made his first court appearance on Wednesday, August 21 and his second appearance for a ‘show cause’ hearing was held Thursday, August 22. His next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6 in Saskatoon Provincial Court.

Rowe said the family involved in the incident was known to police. He said because the matter is now before the courts, further details cannot be made public at this time.

Rowe said this was the first time in his 14 years of experience on the Dalmeny Police Service that an incident of this nature has occurred in the community.

“But it doesn’t matter if it’s a big city or a small town,” said Rowe. “Domestic disputes can be a very volatile situation because emotions run high. It’s something that police officers are trained to deal with.”

Rowe said the incident has been dealt with and there is no danger to the community.