A Trail man has been released from custody without charge after an investigation into an alleged breach of bail conditions.
On Wednesday, the Trail and Greater District RCMP arrested the 45-year old after police received information the man had approached two male youths in the Glenmerry area.
The man, who is subject to a publication ban, has been out on bail with restrictions since April, including the condition that he is to have no contact with anyone under the age of 16 years.
Cpl. Darryl Orr released a statement on Thursday, confirming that upon investigation, the man had not breached and was subsequently released without charge.
“Through interviews of the two youths, their parents and the initial witness, it was conclusively determined that the man had not breached his conditions,” Orr clarified.
“What did happen was the youths had dropped a sum of money on the roadway and approached the man on their own to ask if he had found their money while he was walking.”
Orr said the man had, in fact, found their money and returned it to them.
“And carried on his way without incident,” he reiterated.
“As there was no offence committed, the male was released without charge or process.”
The Trail & Greater District RCMP are aware there were numerous social media postings regarding this incident which were inaccurate, Orr added.
“And wish to remind the public to refrain from rushing to conclusions prior to the true facts being known.”
The Trail and Greater District RCMP will continue to investigate any complaints regarding any person who is believed to pose a risk to the community, he concluded.
“And remain diligent in protecting the public safety.”