Salmo woman held captive, assaulted

The suspect has been charged with break and enter, wearing a disguise, assault causing bodily harm, extortion, and other charges.

On Sept. 21, the Salmo RCMP received a report of an elderly woman who was assaulted, held captive in her home, then extorted of a large sum of money by a Trail resident.

Pamela Leigh Pakenham, 44, has been charged with break and enter, wearing a disguise, unlawful confinement, assault causing bodily harm, extortion, robbery, and two counts of breaching an undertaking from the events of Sept. 18 to 20. She is being held in custody.

Pakenham allegedly broke into the woman’s home, restrained her, and assaulted her over the course of two days. She then forced the elderly woman to go the her bank and withdraw a large sum of money and give it to her. Cash and items were also stolen from the woman’s home.

On Sept. 20 Pakenham left the Salmo woman’s home and was arrested on Sept. 22 without incident.

This was not a random act and Pakenham was known to the victim.

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