A 35-year old man arrested with assistance from RCMP helicopter.


2024-01-05 13:44 HNP

Dossier nº NR2024-71

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 news release

A homeowner in Armstrong alerted police that an unknown man was caught on camera attempting to steal his home security system on Thursday January 4th, 2024 at approximately 2:45pm. Frontline officer from the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were immediately dispatched; however, prior to police arrival at the residence on Wood Avenue, the suspect had left in a stolen pick-up truck and police were advised of its’ direction of travel.

Police officers converged on the area in an attempt to locate the vehicle and observed it on Otter Lake Road driving at a high rate of speed.

As the RCMP Air Section helicopter was already in the air assisting Search and Rescue in Coldstream, the pilot quickly re-directed to provide assistance to officers on the ground states Cpl Tania Finn, Media Relations Officer for the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP. The helicopter pilot was able to track the pick-up truck and advised officer on the ground the location that the suspect abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

Police quickly established containment of the area and, with the assistance of the Southeast District Emergency Response Team, the suspect was arrested without further incident.

A 35-year old man from Spallumcheen is currently in custody and faces numerous criminal charges including dangerous driving and fail to stop for police. The incident is still under investigation.

Diffusé par :

Cap. Tania Finn

Agente des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Vernon-Okanagan-Nord
3402, 30e Rue, Vernon (C.-B.) V1T 5E5
Bureau : 250-260-7149
Télécopieur : 250-260-7191

Courriel : tania.finn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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