Calgary, AB,

Wanted Calgary man arrested in BC

Wyatt READER, a man wanted in Calgary in connection with a violent domestic incident, has been arrested by the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP.

We asked for help from BC residents last week after our investigators found evidence that READER was living in a vehicle in the BC interior. Canada-wide warrants were issued for his arrest and information about him was shared with police agencies in the area where he was thought to be located.

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, the RCMP in Vernon were called about suspicious activity at a local store. They arrested and charged READER in connection with that incident.

We are now working with partner agencies to bring him back to Calgary to face his domestic charges.

“Domestic violence is a serious matter and it is not uncommon to see people cross borders to try and escape charges,” said Staff Sergeant Paul Wozney, with the Domestic Conflict Unit. “Canadian law enforcement agencies are very well integrated and share information seamlessly, so sooner or later a person with warrants will be found.”

READER, 21, of Calgary, is charged with assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats, forcible confinement, and five counts of failing to comply with court orders connected to a domestic incident on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, during which it is believed a female was violently assaulted.