Sgt. Darren Oelke confirmed that four suspects are in custody. (Trail Times photo)

Sgt. Darren Oelke confirmed that four suspects are in custody. (Trail Times photo)

UPDATED: Four people in custody after Fruitvale crime spree

The robbery and break-and-enters began around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning

Trail police continue to untangle a web of criminal events that happened early Tuesday morning in Fruitvale.

Few details have been released other than four people are in custody following a crime spree that happened after midnight at the Villager’s Inn on Highway 3B.

It all began when two men and two women checked into a room Monday afternoon.

“Right now, the police are waiting on a warrant to search the room upstairs,” Len Fuller, Inn manager, told the Trail Times Tuesday afternoon. “So they have someone posted, and I am in the process of copying all the video footage for the police.”

Two men and two women have been arrested following a robbery and several break-and-enters in the village, Greater Trail RCMP Sgt Darren Oelke confirmed to the Times.

“We are just trying to put it all together,” Oelke said just before 10 a.m. “But we just got word a minute ago that Creston (police) arrested our last outstanding individual, a male, so we have four in custody.”

With the investigation in its preliminary stages, all Oelke could add was the four suspects are not from this area.

“It all started at around 1 a.m. last night and it was in a hotel room, I believe,” Oelke said. “There wasn’t a stand-off, we had a robbery and several B-and-E’s, though at this point, we don’t know what really happened.

“But the two males and two females are not locals,” he said. “They appear to be from the Prairies.”

Police apprised Fruitvale Mayor Patricia Cecchini about the early morning incidents. The Creston police referred all questions to the Trail detachment.

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Four people are in custody following a crime spree that began in a Fruitvale hotel early Tuesday.

Two men and two women have been arrested following a robbery and several break-and-enters, Greater Trail RCMP Sgt Darren Oelke confirmed to the Trail Times.

“We are just trying to put it all together,” Oelke said just before 10 a.m. “But we just got word a minute ago that Creston (police) arrested our last outstanding individual, a male, so we have four in custody.”

The investigation was in its preliminary stages Tuesday morning, so few details were available. However, police did confirm the four suspects are not local.

“It all started at around 1 a.m. last night and it was in a hotel room, I believe,” Oelke said. “There wasn’t a stand-off, we had a robbery and several B-and-E’s, though at this point, we don’t know what really happened.”

The two males and two females are not locals, he added.

“They appear to be from the prairies.”

More to come.