Two arrested and charged in New Westminster kidnapping investigation

ON the evening of April 25, New Westminster Police learned that a resident had been kidnapped.

The New Westminster Police’s Major Crime Unit took conduct of the investigation, receiving extensive support from internal specialty units and numerous police agencies throughout the region, including RCMP, Vancouver Police Department, Metro Vancouver Transit Police, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C., and the Lower Mainland Integrated Emergency Response Team.

Based on evidence obtained during this rapidly unfolding investigation, two armed suspects were intercepted by police leading to the safe rescue of the hostage.

Kyle Clark Dimond, 40, of Kamloops has been charged with kidnapping, forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, and use of an imitation firearm.

Marc Kevin Valcourt , 42, of Vernon has been charged with kidnapping, forcible confinement, and use of an imitation firearm.

“Investigators were extremely concerned for the well-being of this individual,” said Sgt. Andrew Leaver, “The safe rescue of the hostage and arrests of the suspects is in no doubt thanks to dedicated teams of skilled police officers.”

“These investigations are very resource intensive,” said Deputy Chief Constable Paul Hyland. “So I am very appreciative of the excellent work done by our investigators, and the amazing support we received from our policing partners”.

Both suspects remain in custody as investigators continue gathering evidence. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 604-529-2430, or email at



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