B&E suspect arrested after extensive foot chase in Spallumcheen

Suspect charged with break-and-enter, escape lawful custody and possession of stolen property.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP officers were lead on an extensive foot chase through the Spallumcheen area Monday after a break-and-enter suspect allegedly fled on foot.

A suspicious occurrence and possible break and enter in progress led an RCMP officer to a residence located in the 11300 block of Westside Road in Vernon, just before 11 a.m. on Dec. 10. On scene, the officer was met by a man at the front door who claimed he was meeting a friend at the property, but later, the story seemed questionable to investigators.

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Cameron Fox, 33, was detained for further investigation. Officers attended to another property of interest on Westside Road, where the suspect claimed his vehicle was parked, police said. After locating the vehicle, officers learned the truck was stolen. The suspect fled on foot leading multiple officers on an extensive chase through the Desert Cove community, the Spallumcheen Golf Course and into a nearby residential community where he attempted to evade police, police allege.

“It was the responding officer’s intuition in this case that led him to an area where further stolen property was located,” said Const. Kelly Brett. “After realizing his story just wasn’t adding up, the suspect male fled from the officer which activated a multi-unit response, including the Police Service Dog.”

Fox was eventually found hiding in bushes in the Golfview Place area and was taken into custody, police said.

The containment set up by the officers on the scene, along with the communication between them is what lead to the successful apprehension of the suspect without further incident, added Brett.

Fox has been charged with break-and-enter with intent, escape lawful custody and possession of stolen property. He was remanded in custody, where he was scheduled to appear before the court Wednesday, Dec. 12.

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