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Police make arrest in connection with Vernon hockey theft

Gift baskets for a youth hockey tournament were stolen from the Civic Arena Oct. 21, 2016.
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October 24, 2016 - 8:17 AM

VERNON - Police have arrested a man found in possession of candy and toys stolen from a youth hockey tournament.

On Oct. 21 around 10 p.m., the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP arrested a 45-year-old Vernon man who was operating a stolen vehicle, police say in a media release. 

Upon further investigation, police found the man in possession of items taken during a break-in to the Civic Arena on Oct. 21.  

“These stolen items included candy and toys from gift baskets for a youth hockey tournament,” police say.  

The vehicle the suspect was found in was reported stolen from a local car dealership on Oct. 14, 2016. The man faces charges of possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 and driving while disqualified. 

The man is in custody and will appear in court in Vernon on Monday Oct. 24, 2016.

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