Teen trio arrested after Vernon break-ins

An early morning jog from a police vehicle raised the suspicion of the officer behind the wheel.

Making patrols near The Shops At Polson Park, the officer spotted a male running when he saw her car at around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday.

“The officer felt this was suspicious so she called other officers to assist in locating this person,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

A short time later, three youth, aged 17 and 18, were apprehended after trying to hide in the area.

Police discovered the trio had broken into about eight vehicles in the area around Vernon Secondary School and removed anything of value.

Several items were recovered, thanks to the help of a police service dog.

Two males from Salmon Arm and one from Vernon have been released from custody to appear in court at a later date.



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