Suspect sought in Lumby break-in

One man was arrested and police are searching for another suspect in connection with a residential break-and-enter in Lumby Jan. 3.

Police responded at 2:30 a.m. to a report of a break-and-enter in the 2000 block of Park Avenue.

“Two men had forced their way into a house and had stolen the victim’s flat screen TV and some beer,” said Lumby RCMP Cpl. Henry Proce.

Officers were on patrol at the time and located one of the suspects a few blocks away.

“The stolen TV was located and the beer was still in his possession,” said Proce.

A 21-year-old Vernon male already on a curfew and strict release conditions was arrested. He was remanded in custody and charged with three counts of breaching his conditions, break-and-enter and drug possession.

The second man has not been located.

The Lumby RCMP is asking anyone with knowledge about this incident and who was involved to  call them at 250-547-2151 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

n Two people are facing drug-related charges after police executed a search warrant for drugs at a residence on Rawlings Lake Road Tuesday.

Police had information that the residents there had a license to grow marijuana but had allegedly far exceeded their permit limits.

“A portion of the crop had been harvested before police arrived on scene,” said Proce. “However, we were able to seize the remaining 409 plants.”

Proce said a stolen ATV was located in the same out building.

A 30-year-old man and 28-year-old woman are facing charges.

B.C. Hydro also attended and all power to the property was disconnected for safety reasons while the grow operation was dismantled.




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