Wanted man now facing laundry list of charges thanks to observant cop
On Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer was on a routine patrol when he observed wanted person Peter Burgie driving a truck on Main Street, in Fruitvale, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
He said the officer believed that Burgie spotted the officer and his marked police vehicle after he observed Burgie drive a truck into the parking of a business located in the 1900 block of Main Street. Burgie parked the vehicle, entered the business and allegedly hid in the washroom.
The officer waited outside the washroom; however, Burgie did not exit. The officer was joined by a second officer when he then disguised his voice, knocked on the door, and informed Burgie that
she needed to use the bathroom. Burgie apologized to the
lady-in-waiting, exited the washroom, and was immediately arrested without incident by the two officers. Burgie was taken into custody and lodged at the Trail Detachment.
Officers seized two firearms, a sword, and ammunition inside the truck during the course of the investigation. Officers noted that the sword is unique and are seeking its owner.
Burgie remains in police custody at this time. New alleged firearms charges had been laid against Burgie stemming from this most recent incident resulting in his remand into custody.
Burgie is facing the following criminal charges related to previous alleged incidents:
- Drive while prohibited contrary to Section 95(1) of the BC Motor Vehicle Act.
- Possession of a loaded restricted firearm contrary to Section 95 (2) of the Criminal Code
- Careless use of a firearm contrary to Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code
- Possession of a prohibited device contrary to Section 88(1) of the Criminal Code
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm contrary to Section 91(1) of the Criminal Code
- Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to Section 91(2) of the Criminal Code
- Possession of a firearm knowing it is restricted contrary to Section 92(2) of the Criminal Code
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle contrary to Section 94(1) of the Criminal Code
- Possession of a Schedule I substance contrary to Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act