North Okanagan police files

An officer who followed his instincts managed to take down a suspect well known to police.

The officer was on a routine patrol when he noticed a suspicious group of men outside of a building on 35 avenue in Vernon around 1 a.m., March 25.

According to RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk, when the men saw the officer approaching they all took off in different directions.

"One of the men, began to walk north on 34 street in the middle of the road. He was talking to himself and acting irrational."

The officer pulled up next to the man and asked if he would like to come towards the vehicle, but instead of answering the man ran away.

Molendyk says the officer got out of the vehicle and ran after the suspect demanding that he stop.

"The suspect ran to the upstairs of a residence in the 3300 block of 35 avenue and when our officer approached him the suspect slammed an outside door into the officer."

The suspect was subsequently arrested as he became combative with the officer and resisted arrest.

The man is well known to police and is being held in custody until a court appearance Monday.


An empty barn located at the Silver Creek Hatchery in Salmon arm was destroyed by flames early Monday morning.

Fire crews were called to the blaze at 2411 Yankee Flats Road just after midnight.

Police say the fire was not appear suspicious, although the cause of the blaze is not yet known. 

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