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Vernon police find suspect hiding during break-in at local business

September 17, 2018 - 10:27 AM

VERNON - Police in the North Okanagan have made an arrest after finding a suspect hiding inside a local business during a break-in on the weekend.

In a news release, Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett says police responded a break and enter in progress at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. Officers attended a local business in the 4300 block of 25 Avenue, and were receiving live updates from 911 dispatchers as the business owner was monitoring his security system remotely.

Police surrounded the building and located one suspect hiding inside a fenced area at the rear of the business, and he was taken into custody without incident. The 24-year-old Vernon man remains in custody and is slated to appear in court today, Sept. 17.

"Having a good quality security system installed at your business or home can pay off and did so in this particular incident," Brett says in the release. "With live updates being provided by the business owner, the responding officers were able to tailor their response appropriately and execute an arrest safely and efficiently."

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