Falkland incident leads to arrest

A man police describe as “extremely intoxicated” caused some tense moments at a Falkland home Thursday.

A woman inside the home called 911 to report an individual trying to break into the home just after 2 a.m.

A man was banging on windows calling out the name of a person who was not associated with the home.

“It appears the man had the wrong house,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The suspect, 18, from Falkland, broke a couple of windows and made it inside the house.

When police arrived, he was found passed out on the kitchen floor.

The suspect was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for treatment of cuts and because of his high level of intoxication.

The matter remains under investigation and evidence has been forwarded to Crown counsel to see if charges will be laid against the individual.

The woman in the home wished to thank the 911 operator for keeping her calm through the ordeal.



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 ...

Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
Westwood boosts Okanagan College
Smith named district chairperson
Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
Tourism Kelowna loves the look of the new Super, Natural BC
Penticton MLA gets promoted
Dognapping victim returned to Penticton SPCA

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.