Okanagan police service dog aids in arrest of break-and-enter suspect

Heavy police presence at Vernon’s Upper Room Mission results in PSD Jagger finding suspect, Calgary man

A multi-unit police officer response could be seen at the Upper Room Mission in downtown Vernon Wednesday, as officers attempted to apprehend an alleged break-and-enter suspect.

Shortly after 6 a.m. on June 19, Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP received two different complaints of break-and-enters that had just occurred in the 2200 block of 18th Avenue, where a suspect was seen leaving the area.

A front-line officer responded to the area and located the male suspect, who then fled on foot after spotting police.

READ ALSO: Community rallies after theft at Vernon’s Upper Room Mission

“Multiple officers quickly converged on the area and eventually caught up to the alleged break-and-enter suspect who then jumped over a fence at the rear of the Upper Room Mission and made his way into the shelter via a back door in an attempt to hide,” said RCMP Const. Kelly Brett.

“Officers entered the building with the assistance of police service dog Jagger, who located the suspect and was successfully taken into custody.”

A 34-year-old Calgary man remains in police custody and is facing possible charges of break-and-enter, theft over $5,000, mischief, obstruction, resist arrest and failing to comply with recognizance conditions.



roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Water quality makes swimming unsafe at three beaches near Salmon Arm

The Adams Lake Indian Band has issued a water quality notice affecting beaches at three campgrounds.

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges cadet program on gendered policy

He wants the policy to be more gender inclusive

Okanagan-Shuswap Weather: Summer sun for Sunday

The forecast for the week ahead shows some rain but plenty of sun and warm tempertures.

In photos: Uptown Askew’s Family Day

The Uptown Askew’s Family Day event was filled with classic cars, face… Continue reading

CSRD to support cannabis growth in agricultural zones

Regional district revision brings policy in line with Agricultural Land Commission

July showers wash out half of the Okanagan’s cherry crop

Cherry growers say this is the worst season they’ve seen in decades

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Second osprey chick dies, Okanagan web cam off

The second chick in an osprey nest featured on the Town of Osoyoos website has died

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

Fire department helps with body recovery in Okanagan Lake

Penticton fire department assisted the RCMP with the recovery of a body Saturday

Police on scene at Penticton beach

RCMP were at a what is believed to be a crime scene near Skaha Beach Sunday

Community service ordered for Princeton man who stole from firefighters

A young man who stole food and money from the Princeton Volunteer… Continue reading

Most Read