Two Trail children apprehended to foster care on Christmas Eve; Two RCMP save Christmas
On Christmas Eve, members of the Trail Detachment were dispatched to check on the well being of two young children. The situation lead to the children being apprehended by a social worker and taken to foster care about 10 p.m., accordingto Trail top cop Sgt. Darren Oelke.
“Realizing that the children would have no presents for Christmas, two police officers tried to find a store that was open then checked their own homes to try and find suitable gifts,” Oelke said. “Unable to find anything to place under the Christmas tree, Const. Elwood and Const. Flewelling contacted Craig Lattanville, owner of the Trail Canadian Tire Store to see if he could help.”
Lattanville immediately attended the store and opened it up to allow the police officers to do some last minute shopping for the children.
“With arms full of presents the officers rushed back to the foster home so the foster mother could wrap the presents for the morning,” Oelke said. “When the officers returned to Canadian Tire the next day to pay for the shopping spree, Mr. Lattanville would not let them pay and said they were happy to help.
“The Trail Detachment would like to give a big thank you to these two officers and Craig Lattanville who went above and beyond to ensure that Santa came for two small children.”