UPDATE: 2 p.m.
Osoyoos RCMP say they have now arrested the woman who allegedly threatened a mother and her newborn.
“The suspect in this matter, a 45-year-old female resident of Osoyoos, is in custody and will appear in court in Penticton tomorrow afternoon,” says Sgt. Jason Bayda
The mother tells the Western News the “creepy” woman returned to her property early this afternoon where police put her in handcuffs and took her away.
An Osoyoos mother is warning others about a knife-wielding woman who threatened her and her child.
The mother, who asked to remain anonymous for safety reasons, says she was home alone with her newborn Aug. 8 when she heard a knock at the door.
She looked on her security system and was immediately concerned. She said the woman was acting “odd,” had her hands behind her back and was wearing an obvious wig.
The mother chose not to answer the door and ignored the knocks when the woman let herself in.
“She then walked inside my house and said ‘I wanted to see the baby,’ I then said ‘well you shouldn’t walk into people’s houses especially since you don’t know them,’” explained the mother. “She was very creepy and said ‘OK’ then shut my door.”
But it didn’t end there.
The woman then appears to remove a knife concealed in her pants before heading back toward the door. At this point the mother pushes her into the yard before locking the front door and calling police.
“I was standing there waiting for her to leave, she then ran inside my house with a butcher knife charging at me I threw her outside my house and ran to get my big dog who was freaking out in the back,” said the mother.
Osoyoos RCMP say they are well aware of the incident and are looking for the suspicious woman they have since identified.
“We understand that this incident was very traumatic for this new mother,” says Sgt. Jason Bayda, Osoyoos detachment commander. “We are doing what we can to locate her and determine what her intentions were.”
Bayda said RCMP received reports of the incident just before 9 a.m. on Aug. 8.
“Patrols for the woman were not successful in locating her. Police have since identified this woman and efforts are underway to locate her. The investigation is continuing and criminal charges have not been laid against her,” said Bayda.
Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact Osoyoos RCMP at 250-495-7236 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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