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'Multi-unit response' to theft from vehicles nets suspect in Vernon

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September 20, 2018 - 12:31 PM

VERNON - Police pulled out all the stops after responding to a report of a man rummaging through a vehicle in the Okanagan Landing area early this morning. 

A man in the 2700 block of Lakeshore Road in Vernon called police around 1:30 a.m. today, Sept. 20, after he noticed someone in his truck. The suspect fled before police arrived and 'extensive' patrols by responding officers failed to find him but he was seen walking in dark pathways and between homes in there area. 

"Given the recent increase in theft from vehicles throughout the city this particular call yielded a multi-unit response by RCMP officers to the area," says Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett. "Even though the suspect male had fled the area, officers were diligent in their search, which ultimately led to them locating the suspect in the area."

A 27-year-old Vernon man, who is known to police, faces possible charges for possession of break in instruments, theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property and trespassing by night. Police remind residents the best way to avoid these issues is to leave no valuables in your vehicles. 

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