Charges dropped against Rock Creek man

The charges stemmed from an incident involving Vern Rexin and a police constable on Sept. 5, 2015.

The Times has learned that all charges laid against former Rock Creek resident Vern Rexin by the Midway RCMP detachment in early September have been dropped. Rexin’s son Ted received a call from Midway RCMP corporal Judson Mayes in late January asking him to relay the information to his father, who now resides in Osoyoos.

In a letter to the editor of the Times, Rexin wished to thank all of his supporters during a very challenging time for the well known octogenarian.

The charges stemmed from an incident involving Rexin and a police constable on Sept. 5, 2015, when Rexin was discovered to be burning garbage during a fire ban. Police and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources were alerted and officials visited Rexin at his Rock Creek property.

Rexin claims he was assaulted by the police officer and suffered injuries requiring a hospital visit and a subsequent MRI to rule out a skull fracture. Rexin laid charges against the officer, which, according to Rexin, are still pending.

When reached by the Times for a statement, Cpl. Mayes would not comment on either matter.


Just Posted

Phoenix Racers receive donation

The Heritage Credit Union donated towards some new equipment.

VIDEO: Best photos of the Supermoon 2017

At its closest, the Frost Moon was about 363,300 km away from the Earth

Site C decision coming Monday

Premier John Horgan to announce fate of dam project at B.C. legislature

VIDEO: Vancouver Whitecaps acquire star striker Kei Kamara

Kamara has 103 goals and 39 assists in 298 appearances over 11 Major League Soccer seasons

Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, but valuable health tool: study

UBC researchers found the iPhone underestimated steps by 21.5 per cent

VIDEO: ‘Last Jedi’ premiere kicks off with droids, Daisy Ridley

Latests Star Wars film premiered in style ahead of Dec. 15 theatre debut

UPDATE: Poor ventilation likely cause of carbon monoxide incident at B.C. farm

All 42 patients have been released from hospital, according to Delta Fire

BC Lions part ways with three coaches

These are the first personnel moves made by new general manager Ed Hervey

VIDEO: B.C. to end geographic area rent increases, close fixed-term lease loopholes

Both clauses allowed landlords to raise rents above the max annual allowable rent increase

Most Read