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Nelson man sent back to Saskatchewan by RCMP

By Contributor
August 21st, 2012

A Nelson man has been sent back to Saskatchewan to face charges by RCMP.

On August 4th, 2012, Maxwell Bell, was arrested by the Central Kootenay RCMP on an unrelated matter.

During this investigation, it was later learned that Bell had outstanding arrest warrants from Kindersley Saskatchewan for Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Pointing a Firearm, Using an Imitation Firearm while Committing an Indictable Offence and Fail to Appear stemming from an incident which occurred in Kindersley, Saskatchewan in October of 2011.

He was also wanted by the Saskatoon Police Service for Breach of an Undertaking.

Bell has a criminal record dating back 2008.

He was identified as a candidate for the Fugitive Return Program by the Central Kootenay RCMP.

Due to the excellent, pro-active policing and cooperation between the BC Fugitive Return Program and the Central Kootenay RCMP, Bell was returned to face prosecution on his outstanding charges in Saskatchewan following pleading guilty to his charges in BC.

His return to Saskatchewan to face these charges was funded by the BC Fugitive Return Program and facilitated by the BC Sheriff Service, a key partner of the Fugitive Return Program.

The Fugitive Return Program is a program managed by the RCMP and a joint management team consisting of the Vancouver Police Department and the RCMP.

This program is funded by the Civil Forfeiture Office within the BC government. On February 15, 2012, the Government of BC, the RCMP, all BC Municipal Police Agencies, the BC Sheriff Service and the BC Ministry of Justice signed a Memorandum of Understanding which led to the establishment of a protocol governing the program.


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