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Alert resident tips off police
The caller told police it seemed odd to have someone slamming doors on a vehicle at 8 a.m. on a Saturday.
Police agreed and went to investigate the noise in the 2300 block of 33rd Street.
“Our officers attended and located a dark Honda with a 40-year-old man seated behind the wheel and a second passenger, a 21-year-old man, both from Enderby,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.
The pair told police they were just trying to get warm and stay out of the cold and snow.
However, police were curious about the mixed assortment of items in the back seat and on the floor of the vehicle, as well as true ownership of the Honda.
“It turns out the property in the vehicle is related to a break-and-enter from the Enderby area reported earlier in the morning,” said Molendyk.
The two were arrested for possession of stolen property. Both were released on promises to appear in Vernon Provincial Court Feb. 21.