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Bad guy runs, but can't hide

Vernon RCMP descended on the Upper Room Mission in force Wednesday morning, hot on the trail of a suspected break and enter suspect.

Const. Kelly Brett said on June 19, just after 6 a.m., police received two different complaints of break and enters that had just occurred in the 2200 block of 18th Avenue, where a suspect was seen leaving the area.

A frontline officer responded to the area and located the male suspect, who then fled on foot after spotting police.

“Multiple officers quickly converged on the area and eventually caught up to the alleged break and enter suspect who then jumped over a fence at the rear of the Upper Room Mission and made his way into the shelter via a back door in an attempt to hide,” said Brett. “Officers entered the building with the assistance of Police Service Dog Jagger who located the suspect and was successfully taken into custody.”

A 34-year-old Calgary man remains in police custody and is facing possible charges of break and enter, theft over $5,000, mischief, obstruction, resist arrest and failing to comply with recognizance conditions.



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