Feature Story                                                                                                     Thursday, July 17, 2014


Hostage Crisis

RCMP negotiator gets peaceful resolution

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, UFVRD Chilliwack RCMP/Voice photos/UPDATED


Lower Mainland ERT members pack up after a successful conclusion to the hostage situation on Tuesday. Below, the 46000 block of Portage Ave.


n July 14, 2014 at approximately 10:35 AM, the Chilliwack RCMP were called in response to an uttering threats complaint and an assault that allegedly took place in a residence. 


Police were advised that the male suspect had left the residence and was now at another residence close by. Police attended this residence and the male refused to come out. 


Due to the nature of the threat that was allegedly uttered, the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team (ERT), the Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service (IPDS), and Chilliwack General Duty members all attended the residence in the 46000 block of Portage Avenue. 


An RCMP Negotiator was also called to make contact with the male inside.  As a precaution, several residences in the neighbourhood were evacuated. 


"Our first priority in a situation like this is of course the safety of the public," said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck. "This was a very intense and dynamic situation for all of our officers involved. In the end, after several hours of negotiating, two males exited the residence and were peacefully taken into police custody."


One male, 38-years-old from Chilliwack, remains in custody and will appeared in court Wednesday.



Kimber Allan Derksen, 38-years-old of Chilliwack has been charged with Assault and Uttering Threats in connection with a 4 hour police negotiation that occurred on Tuesday July 15, 2014.


"There is a Criminal Code of Canada Section 517(1) Publication Ban on this file and no further details will be provided," said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck.


Copyright (c) 2009-2014 The Valley Voice