Several police vehicles were seen at the Sagmoen farm on Salmon River Road in Silver Creek on Thursday night, Oct. 29, 2020. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

UPDATE: One person arrested, released following police presence at Sagmoen farm

RCMP were at Silver Creek property where remains of Vernon woman were found in 2017

Update

3:42 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

RCMP say one person was arrested and subsequently released following a police search of a Salmon River Road property.

Responding to a request for information regarding a large police presence at the Sagmoen farm on the night of Thursday, Oct. 29, Vernon RCMP Const. Chris Terleski offered the following by email:

“On October 29, 2020, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP executed a search warrant in the 2000-block of Salmon River Road. One person was arrested by police and has since been released.”

Terleski said no charges had been laid and police continue to investigate.

ORIGINAL STORY

Several police vehicles could be seen in Silver Creek on Salmon River Road, on and around the Sagmoen farm on Thursday evening, Oct. 29.

Between five and 10 police cars were seen in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road from about 6 p.m. to at least 11 p.m., according to witnesses who wished to remain anonymous.

Officers could also be seen using lights, apparently to search one of the barns or outbuildings on the property.

No statement has been issued yet by police regarding their presence at the farm.

On Oct. 21, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP issued a warning that anyone involved in the sex trade not respond to any requests for their services or engage in any activity in the Salmon River Road area.

Read more: Sex workers called out to area near Sagmoen farm: Vernon Mounties

Curtis Sagmoen, 39, who has been residing at the farm on Salmon River Road, is under a probation order that states he must not have any contact in any way with any sex trade worker, escort, or person offering paid dating or companion services.

Sagmoen has been convicted of assaulting and threatening sex trade workers on or near the Salmon River Road property.

Police released a photo of Sagmoen on Oct. 21 along with the warning, stating the photo was “in the interest of safety.”

The police activity may be sadly reminiscent to neighbours of three years ago in October, when police descended upon the farm. It was then they found the remains of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux from Vernon. No charges have been laid in connection with her death.

The search of the property in 2017 began on Oct. 19, with police vehicles, large command units, white tents, black privacy fencing and many forensic investigators combing through different areas of the property, digging and sifting through dirt. One day police in scuba diving gear could be seen in and around Silver Creek, which runs through the 24-acre property.

The search wrapped up on Nov. 9, 2017.

Further details on the Oct. 29 police presence will be provided as they become available.

Read more: 2017 – Police call off search at Sagmoen farm

Read more: 2018 – One year later: No updates in death of Vernon teen found on farm


marthawickett@saobserver.net
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

RCMPSalmon Arm

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Tom Smithwick has written a new book, Knocking On Freedom’s Door, about his experiences advocating for a drug addiction treatment program in Kelowna. (File photo)
‘Knocking On Freedom’s Door’: A retired Kelowna lawyer’s insights to mental illness, addiction

Freedom’s Doors advocate Tom Smithwick shares what he has learned from experiences of treatment program clients in new book

Winter driving conditions returned to the Coquihalla Highway on April 10. (ICBC image)
Coquihalla motorists warned of fresh snow

Five to 10 cm of snow is expected today for the mountain highway.

B.C's COVID-19 dashboard shows the peaks and valleys of cases prior to the record daily report of 132 on April 9, 2021. (Dashboard image)
Interior Health has record day of COVID-19 cases

132 cases reported Friday, April 9, more deaths in Vernon hospital outbreak

(File photo)
Water quality advisory rescinded for Lakeview/Rose Valley Water System

There is no other water quality advisories in West Kelowna

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Premier John Horgan describe vaccine rollout at the legislature, March 29, 2021. (B.C. government)
1,262 more COVID-19 infections in B.C. Friday, 9,574 active cases

Province’s mass vaccination reaches one million people

Penticton Christian School. (Facebook)
COVID-19 exposure at South Okanagan independent school

The exposures are the latest in a quickly growing list in the Interior

Tyson Ginter, 7, is proud of his latest Hot Wheels he recently received by Quesnel RCMP Const. Matt Joyce. (Photo submitted)
B.C. Mountie handing out toy cars to light up children’s faces

‘A lot of times it will be the only interaction they have with the police,’ says Const. Matt Joyce

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam speaks during a technical briefing on the COVID pandemic in Canada, Friday, January 15, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s ICUs see near-record of COVID-19 patients last week as variant cases double

Last week, Canadian hospitals treated an average of 2,500 patients with COVID-19, daily, up 7% from the previous week

University of Victoria rowing coach Barney Williams at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
UVic, women’s rowing coach deny former athlete’s allegation of verbal abuse

Lily Copeland alleges coach Barney Williams would stand close to her and speak aggressively in the sauna

Vernon Secondary School. (Google Maps)
Case of COVID-19 at North Okanagan high school

VSS exposure announced late Friday, April 9

Librarian Katie Burns with the Fraser Valley Regional Libraries poses for a photo in Chilliwack on June 18, 2019. Monday, April 12, 2021 is Library Workers’ Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of April 11 to 17

Library Workers Day, That Sucks! Day, and Wear Your Pyjamas to Work Day are all coming up this week

Bart and Tracey Larson enjoying a Begbie Cream Ale. The couple have been together for 40 years. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
The art of really good beer: Revelstoke brewery celebrates 25 years

Mt. Begbie Brewery owners Bart and Tracey Larson reflect on their company’s history

Most Read