Vernon casino altercation sparks taser arrest

A reported disturbance at Lake City Casino Friday ended with an arrest later on in downtown Vernon.

RCMP officers were dispatched to the casino at 11:20 p.m. following a report of a patron with a weapon.

“Our officers attended and learned there was a minor altercation with a couple of people there,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “The male suspect who was seen with the weapon left  the area before police arrived.”

Witnesses told the officers that the suspect was headed to a bar downtown, so police went to the area and located a vehicle believed associated to the suspect.

“A few minutes later, the 32-year-old suspect returned to the car where he was arrested for possession of a weapon,” said Molendyk, adding that a taser was located on the ground next to a wheel of his vehicle.

There is no indication, said Molendyk, that the taser was used in the alleged altercation at the casino.

The Vernon man has since been released on a promise to appear in court.




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 ...

Surgical waits average five months in B.C.
Pair bid Armstrong council adieu
Ramo makes 32 saves to lead Flames past Sharks 2-0
Flu vaccine less effective against mutant strain
UPDATE: Safeway and surrounding businesses remain condoned off
Dodge Cove residents ready to take the fight to Nexen as focus shifts to Digby Island
The New Mayor and Councillors
Finning employees make large donation to United Way
New rules coming for local election spending

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

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

Nov 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.