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Police arrest break-in suspect trying to hide at Vernon's Upper Room Mission

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June 19, 2019 - 3:23 PM

VERNON - RCMP officers, with the help of their K9 Jagger, arrested a man this morning who was trying to hide at the Upper Room Mission in Vernon.

According to a Vernon North Okanagan RCMP media release, just after 6 a.m. today, June 19, officers responded to two separate complaints of break and enters which had just occurred at the 2200 block of 18 Avenue. Police located the male suspect who fled on foot once he saw the officers.

"Multiple officers quickly converged on the area and eventually caught up to the alleged break and enter suspect who then jumped over a fence at the rear of the Upper Room Mission and made his way into the shelter via a back door in an attempt to hide," RCMP Const. Kelly Brett said in the release. "Officers entered the building with the assistance of Police Service Dog Jagger who located the suspect and was successfully taken into custody."

The 34-year-old Calgary man remains in police custody and is facing possible charges of break and enter, theft over $5,000, mischief, obstruction, resisting arrest and failing to comply with recognizance conditions.

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