West Kelowna trespasser who picked the wrong house identified but not charged

The owner of a local security and communications company videotaped a man he says was trespassing on his Smith Creek property in Kelowna around 3 a.m., Thursday, Sep. 15, 2016.
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WEST KELOWNA – A man who was caught on camera trespassing on the property of a West Kelowna resident at 3 a.m. Sept. 15 will not be charged.

Steven Wright is the owner of a security and communications company. Earlier this month his own private security system at his house caught footage of an unknown man approaching his front door while his children slept nearby.

In the footage, the individual spends time at the door with what appear to be tools before he notices the video camera and leaves.

Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says local RCMP were able to positively identify the man in the footage but he was not arrested nor charged.

“An investigation has been completed, and as a result no charges have been laid,” he says in an email.

Wright says he isn’t surprised or disappointed by the news.

“I don’t know what they would charge him with,” he says. “I do think my camera stopped him from breaking in. I think it prevented him from doing what he was going to do.”

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