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Wanted Vernon men blow their cover

RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk

A couple of men with outstanding warrants accidentally gave themselves away last night when questioned by police on an unrelated matter.

RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says they caught the attention of the Vernon police last evening when they were play fighting downtown.

Police arrived at 3203 31 Ave. near the parkade around 8 p.m. Wednesday night after reports came in of three men fighting in the area.

A description of the combatants was given to the officers and they were able to locate them.

"As our officers spoke to the three men and checked their names they discovered that two of them had outstanding warrants," Molendyk says.

The first one, a 19-year-old Vernon man was arrested on a Vernon file for trafficking.  The second, a 19-year-old Vernon man was arrested on a Vernon file for assault and a breach of his undertaking.

"Though no offence of assault took place in this case their actions helped draw attention to themselves and their outstanding warrants have now been dealt with," Molendyk says.

"The third was free to go on his merry way."

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call (250)309-5230.

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