Ponoka woman charged with uttering threat against nude swimming event at southwest pool
A naturist swim at the Southland Leisure Centre that was booked for January 14, 2018 was cancelled over safety concerns. (File photo)
Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:39AM MST
A 26-year-old woman has been charged in connection to a threat against a nude swimming event that was scheduled at the Southland Leisure Centre in January.
On January 8, police were notified about a threat to the facility that was linked to a naturist swim event that was planned for the following weekend.
The city cancelled the event after a risk assessment was conducted by corporate security and Calgary police.
On February 27, RCMP in Ponoka arrested Arie Christine Guthrie.
“We take any threat of this nature very seriously,” said Centralized General Investigative Unit Acting Staff Sergeant Scott McCann in a statement. “We conducted a thorough investigation in order to lay this charge and we appreciate the RCMP’s assistance with this file.”
Guthrie is charged with one count of uttering threats and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, April 6, 2018.