UPDATED: VIDEO WITH INTERVIEWS: Man tries to cut down power pole because neighbour having loud party…suspect’s house burns down while in custody

RCMP investigating two incidents in the small community of Edgewood in the West Kootenay area of southeast BC

TMTVNEWS.com Edgewood BC Canada – (RCMP) On January 28, 2017 the Nakusp RCMP were called to a residence in the community of Edgewood, BC after receiving a complaint that a neighbour who was upset over a loud party and took matters into his own hands. Edgewood is located approximately one hour from the community of Nakusp, BC.

An Edgewood, BC resident was hosting a party on his property when a neighbour approached with a chainsaw and proceeded to cut a hydro pole which provided power to the residence. Individuals in attendance at the party physically intervened and prevented the male from cutting down the pole.

Nakusp RCMP were called, attended,  apprehended and arrested the male. He was then transported to the hospital in Nakusp where he received treatment for injuries, sustained as a result of the altercation with the neighbours. The 44 year old male, was brought before a Judicial Justice of the Peace and held in custody, with his next scheduled court appearance scheduled for February 1, 2017, in Nelson, BC.

On January 30, 2017 the Nakusp RCMP were called back to the community of Edgewood, BC after a report that the residence the 44 year old male (who was earlier arrested), was residing in, had been destroyed by fire. Unfortunately, a cat perished in the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown and police are continuing to investigate.

At this point, police have not confirmed that these incidents are linked, however given the time line, investigators will consider this as a possible investigative avenue. Kootenay Boundary Regional General Investigative Section and the Nakusp RCMP are continuing to investigate both incidents.

Anyone with information are asked to contact the Nakusp RCMP at (250)265-3677 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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