• Kelowna's Homepage
  • Vernon's Homepage
30174
30062

Vernon  

Fire hall wifi used for porn

An elderly Notch Hill man is scheduled to appear in court later this month on possession of child pornography charges and impaired driving.

Police in Salmon Arm arrested Charles Gleave, 77, after receiving reports of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Sorrento Fire Hall early Sunday morning.

When they arrived, police found a lone male inside a pickup truck. When emergency lights were activated the truck began to drive away.

Police say a second cruiser was able to block the path of the pickup.

The driver was arrested for alcohol impairment. While making the arrest RCMP also discovered a laptop on the passenger seat of the man's truck. The computer page was allegedly opened to a website containing several images of child pornography.

Police say Gleave was accessing the wireless internet connection of the fire hall without permission.

Gleave's driver's licence has been suspended and his vehicle impounded as a result of the impaired charge.

He is scheduled to appear in court April 29.

 

COMMENTS WELCOME

Comments on this story are pre-moderated to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Approval times will vary. Keep it clean, keep it civil, and stay on topic. Comments remain open for one day after a story is published. If you see a comment that you feel is inappropriate, please use the ‘flag’ feature. Comments appearing here are the opinions of the comment writer, not of Castanet.



More Vernon News

29876
Recent Trending


29639




29272


Castanet pays for news tips. Email us a news tip, photo, or video and your name will be in a draw for our weekly news tip prize $25. Email us [email protected]


29087


Vernon SPCA Featured Pet

Hubert
Hubert Vernon SPCA >


29676




Member of the RTNDA
27554
27125