June 01, 2016 - 5:30 PM
PENTICTON - An alert neighbour helped RCMP get their man — or men, more accurately — near Okanagan Falls this week.
Police were called to trailer located at 4505 McLean Creek Rd. just before 3 a.m. on Monday, May 30, after a neighbour reported seeing flashlights in the unit while the owner was away, Penticton RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says.
Police arrived with a service dog and noticed a screen missing. They could hear people talking and moving inside the trailer.
Two males, 18 and 16, were discovered inside.
A rifle and two backpacks filled with stolen items such as alcohol, jewelry, wallets and keys were in the hallway, ready to go.
The two men appeared before a judiciary justice of the peace and were released with conditions.
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