Cops for Cancer riders Const. Steve Stewart and Const. Brendan Charna talk to detainee Dr. Sahba Kiah at the Cops for Cancer Jail n’ Bail fundraiser  Thursday at Spirit Square.

Cops for Cancer riders Const. Steve Stewart and Const. Brendan Charna talk to detainee Dr. Sahba Kiah at the Cops for Cancer Jail n’ Bail fundraiser Thursday at Spirit Square.

Cops for Cancer make arrests

More than 30 reputable Williams Lake citizens were arrested and held for a good cause Wednesday.

  • Sep. 13, 2013 5:00 p.m.

Angie Mindus

Staff Writer

More than 30 reputable Williams Lake citizens were arrested and held for a good cause Wednesday.

The annual Jail n’ Bail fundraiser saw many unsuspecting people “arrested” from their workplaces throughout the day and put inside a makeshift cell at Spirit Square downtown until they made bail of $500 each for the upcoming Cops for Cancer Tour de North.

Organizers said more than $22,000 was raise at the Jail n’ Bail, beating neighbouring Quesnel in fundraising for the event.

Erin Hay of SD 27 said she was “very surprised” to be arrested for the event, but suspected her husband Const. Dan Hay had something to do with it.

For Carrie Julius, the first call she made after her “arrest” was to a friend who texted her after seeing her being taken away in a police car from her workplace. Her second was to her husband for a donation.

Cops for Cancer Tour de North participants were headed up to Dawson Creek Thursday to start their fundraising ride Friday morning.

The team is scheduled to arrive back in Williams Lake Thursday, Sept. 19 in the late afternoon at the Williams Lake and District Credit Union.