January 16, 2015 - 11:32 AM
VERNON - Mounties arrested one of two men a witness said broke into a new townhouse construction site overnight, Jan. 16, 2015.
RCMP received the report at roughly 3:30 a.m., according to a media release. The caller told police two men wearing hoodies partly covering their faces came to the scene in a silver pickup truck with a skidoo on the back and went into the building. When police arrived the men took off in the pickup truck at a high rate of speed.
Officers soon found the truck abandoned in the Turtle Mountain neighbourhood and a quick check revealed it was stolen out of Nanton, Alberta. A police service dog was brought in to help with the search. A 29-year-old suspect from Red Deer was tracked quite a distance back to 21 Avenue and 36 Street where he was taken into custody.
The suspect was sent to Vernon Jubiliee Hospital for treatment of injuries received when he came into contact with the police dog. He will be held for court and is expected to appear today, Jan. 16. He has outstanding warrants in Alberta.
The second suspect remains at large.
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