RCMP Release – Penticton Detachment
Penticton RCMP confirm David Wesley Bobbitt arrested
2011-08-03 23:43 PDT As a result of a tip from an alert resident, David Wesley Bobbitt was arrested by the Oliver/Osoyoos RCMP without incident early Wednesday evening. Bobbitt was located and arrested as he walked along Hwy 97 near Osoyoos BC.At approximately 6:00pm, Wednesday evening August 3rd, a local orchardist just south of Oliver had noted an individual setting up camp on his property. The man approached the individual and had him leave his property. Following the conversation between the two, the orchardist watched Bobbitt leave then recognized Bobbitt.
The man contacted an off duty RCMP officer friend of his, who in turn immediately alerted the Oliver and Osoyoos Detachments. The witness watched Bobbitt’s direction of travel until a uniformed officer arrived in the area and arrested Bobbitt as he walked along Hwy 97 near Rd 22 North of Osoyoos.
“We want to thank the public and media for their assistance since this horrific incident came to light just days ago. Investigators contacted the victim’s family immediately upon confirming the arrest. We are confident that David Wesley Bobbitt’s arrest will permit the victim and her family some degree respite.” stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk
Cpl. Dan Moskaluk
Senior Media Relations Officer
South East and North District
1168 Main Street, Penticton B.C. V2A-5E8
Office: (250) 492-4300
Cell: (250) 863-7433
Fax: (250) 492-4851