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Good citizens lend a hand in Vernon police pursuit

RCMP Spokesperson Gord Molendyk
November 03, 2014 - 12:44 PM

VERNON - Members of the public played a big role helping authorities track down a man running from police.

Police first tried to arrest the 21-year-old suspect on Oct. 28 after he allegedly assaulted a pedestrian. When the officer approached him, he ran.

On Oct. 30, around 4:40 p.m., the officer recognized the suspect walking downtown near 29 Avenue and 31 Street. He told the man he was under arrest, and again, the suspect bolted.

“Various members of the public realized the police were looking for this suspect and directed our officers to his location,” RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk said.

With the public’s help, officers were able to locate and arrest the suspect for assault with a weapon, resisting arrest and possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose. He had a can of bear spray in his hand when officers arrested him.

The man, identified as Zack Bradley, is well known to police and is scheduled for court Nov. 12.

“The arresting members want to thank the good citizens who assisted in apprehending their suspect,” Molendyk says.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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