No jail time for Kamloops man who held police at bay for nine hours

Gary Wayne Kimberley, 58, pleaded guilty to willfully resisting a peace officer and possessing a weapon for dangerous purposes during the incident that took place on the night of Feb. 16 and into the morning of Feb. 17 at a townhouse unit in Sahali

A man who engaged in a nine-hour standoff with police in Sahali in February has been given a six-month conditional sentence order, a five-year firearms prohibition and one year of probation.

Gary Wayne Kimberley, 58, pleaded guilty to willfully resisting a peace officer and possessing a weapon for dangerous purposes during the incident that took place on the night of Feb. 16 and into the morning of Feb. 17 at a townhouse unit at 2020 Robson Pl.

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According to police, who responded to the residence at about 8 p.m., Kimberley came out of the house at one point holding what appeared to be a black handgun. When challenged by police, Kimberley retreated into his residence, closing the door and refusing to surrender to police despite negotiations via telephone.

The emergency response team also responded to the call and set off loud stun grenades and tear gas in a successful bid to have Kimberley surrender.

Upon his arrest, police noticed Kimberley was intoxicated. A search of the townhouse yielded several air pistols.

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