Suspect faces multiple charges in string of downtown Vernon break-ins

Arrest in downtown B&Es

RCMP have arrested and charged a man believed to be responsible for a series of recent break and enters in downtown Vernon.

Overnight Jan. 17-18, police responded to a number of reports of damage and theft from businesses in the downtown area.

"Over the course of the night, officers conducted investigations into break-ins at commercial properties in the 2900 block of 30th Avenue, 3300 block of 30th Avenue, and the 3400 block of 31st Avenue," says Vernon RCMP spokesperson Cost. Chris Terleski.

Evidence uncovered during the investigations led to the identification and arrest of suspect Daniel Chester Lompart.

Lompart, 45, was arrested later that day.

He has been charged with:

  • Two counts of break and enter
  • Mischief – damage to property under $5000
  • Break, enter and theft
  • Possession of stolen property under $5000
  • Theft under $5000
  • Failure to comply with a release order (two counts)

"Property crime negatively affects not only our hard-working business owners, but our entire community," says Terleski.

"The determined effort by our officers in collecting evidence, chasing down leads and sharing information ultimately led to the successful outcome of these investigations and demonstrates our commitment to apprehending those responsible for these crimes."

Lompart appeared in court via video and has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance Jan. 27.

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