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Two arrested after argument gets out of hand in Vernon

July 18, 2019 - 12:04 PM

VERNON - A Vernon man and a Kelowna woman were arrested yesterday after an argument between the two over property stored behind a garbage bin got out of hand and a heavy police presence was brought it.

According to a Vernon North Okanagan RCMP media release, police responded to an altercation yesterday, July 17, between a 34-year-old Vernon man and a 38-year-old Kelowna woman just before 3 p.m. in the 4300 block of 32 Avenue.

The multi-unit response arrived at the scene and determined if weapons were present, and who involved in the incident. Witnesses told police that a man was threatening someone with a knife.

"Police learned that the individuals entered into an altercation after a female was accused of going through property that was being stored behind a garbage bin," Vernon RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett said in the release. "Through further investigation and a search of the immediate area, officers located a small BB gun and two knives, allegedly belonging to a man involved in the disturbance." 

The Vernon man is now facing possible charges of uttering threats and possession of a weapon, while the Kelowna woman is facing possible charges of theft and possession of a controlled substance. They were both released from custody and to appear in court at a future date.

RCMP say no one was injured during the incident. 


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