A man facing multiple charges in connection to a vehicle and foot chase near Williams Lake Wednesday was released on bail conditions Friday, Jan. 31. (Photo submitted)

Suspect charged in vehicle and foot chase near Williams Lake released on bail conditions

Daniel Oetheimer, 38, faces several charges

A man facing charges stemming from a vehicle and foot chase near Williams Lake this week has been released on bail conditions.

Read more: Two arrested after vehicle and foot chase north of Williams Lake

Daniel Albert Oetheimer, 38, faces multiple charges including flight from police, possession of firearms contrary to order, possession of prohibited firearms, careless use or storage of firearms, careless storage of ammunition and driving while licence is suspended.

Oetheimer was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at a residence on Guide Road near Tyee Lake belonging to his brother where he told police he sometimes stays.

He was arrested about four hours after RCMP made the first attempt to pull over a black and white Ford F150 seen speeding south of Williams Lake. When the truck failed to stop, a multiple RCMP vehicle pursuit resulted and the use of a spike belt by police ultimately stopped the truck near Mountain House Road and Highway 97 north of Williams Lake. Another suspect was arrested within a few minutes of the truck stopping.

RCMP later executed a search warrant at the residence where Oetheimer was staying and seized five firearms and ammunition from inside the cabin and a nearby outbuilding.

A bail hearing was held in Williams Lake Provincial Court on Friday, Jan. 31.

Crown Counsel Julie Dufour requested Oetheimer remain in custody, while defence counsel Richard Kaiser, appearing by phone, requested he be released on conditions.

Judge Peter Whyte granted Oetheimer bail on a $5,000-promise to pay, a weapons prohibition, that he not be in a residence where there are any weapons, and that he not be in the driver’s seat of a vehicle.

He must also keep the peace, be of good behaviour and report to Probation Services.

“There is outrageous driving attributed to you,” Whyte told Oetheimer, referencing an RCMP report shared in the hearing, stating he reached speeds in excess of 160 kilometres an hour during attempts to flea from police.

Oetheimer’s first appearance on the charges will be Wednesday, Feb. 26 in Williams Lake Provincial Court.



news@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Crime

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

FOREST INK: Using salts to capture and store solar thermal energy

There are a number of ways to store solar energy.

Final phase of stormwater management upgrade to be completed in Williams Lake River Valley

Much of the work was previously funded with grants, the final phase will not

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign benefits Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre

The week-long fundraiser held at both restaurants raised $8,800.13

Mount Polley Mine eyes drilling permits for further exploration

Imperial Metals president Brian Kynoch said the company wants to explore new ground for copper

Trial dates set for Derrick O’Connor in Williams Lake Provincial Court

O’Connor faces multiple charges from several investigations

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

Canadian nurses’ unions warn national standards for coronavirus protection too low

President says safety protocols nationwide are inadequate compared to those in Ontario and other countries

Murder of sex worker exposes Canada’s hypocrisy on prostitution: advocate

A 2014 law made purchasing sex or benefiting from the selling of sex illegal

Wet’suwet’en return to northern B.C. forest road pipeline workers move through: First Nation

Opponents of a pipeline who support the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have reoccupied camps at centre of arrests

Over a dozen birds found mysteriously dead on rural B.C road

Ministry of Agriculture notified of the strange occurrence on No. 4 Road in Abbotsford

PHOTOS: Trans Mountain hosts mock oil spill response practice in Kamloops

Practice comes after an excavator accidentally struck the pipeline near Jacko Lake in mid-February

Federal Indigenous services minister meets First Nation at rail blockade

Blockade on Tyendinaga Mohawk territory near Belleville, Ont., is in its 10th day

Canada’s flag was flown for first time 55 years ago today

The flag is used to celebrate wins in sports, honour Canada Day, and flown at half-mast after tragedy

Most Read