News

Knife incident leads to arrest

An 18-year-old Coldstream man is facing weapons-related charges following an incident outside a Vernon secondary school Monday.

The man was walking past W.L. Seaton Scondary at around 3:30 p.m. when he recognized a student he knew, and called him over to show off a knife he had.

A teacher noticed the man showing the knife to the student and alerted administration, who attempted to talk to the individual.

That’s when the man took off.

“Officers did patrols of the neighbourhood. He was arrested without incident,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

Police seized a knife from the individual.

The man, who is not a student at the school nor is he known to administration, was taken into custody and was expected to face charges of possession of a prohibited weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and breach of community supervision.

It was also discovered that there were two outstanding warrants issued for the man’s arrest.

He was expected to appear in Vernon Provincial Court Tuesday.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Lava slows but still on track to hit Hawaii market
 
Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions
 
Fire commissioner calls for band home inspections
U.S.: Cuban cigars still no smoking matter
 
Hospital project: Pamela Porter pleads guilty
 
Magnotta jury to deliberate on weekend
CP Holiday Train Puts on a Great show in Agassiz
 
Palestinians call Canada on Geneva boycott
 
Surrey RCMP officer to stand trial on multiple gun charges

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.