Public assistance leads to suspect

Information from the public helped Vernon RCMP nab a possible stolen truck suspect.

Following up on the information received, officers located a suspected stolen Ford F150 truck in an unnamed part of the city, and waited to see if a suspect would return to it.

The truck had been reported stolen from Vernon earlier in the day.

“A suspect returned to the vehicle around 4 p.m. and drove it to a gas station in the city,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“The suspect was arrested once he exited the truck without incident.”

The police investigation revealed the suspect was also in possession of stolen credit cards and ID.

A 23-year-old Vernon man was arrested and remanded in custody until a pending court appearance Monday.

The police are following up on this file and there is a possibility further charges could be laid.


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