Break-in suspect facing charges

Officers were called to a home in the 3500 block of 38th Street in Vernon

There was a confrontation with a resident of a home, but not with a Vernon RCMP police service dog for a break-and-enter suspect.

Vernon RCMP report that shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday, officers were called to a home in the 3500 block of 38th Street for a report of a break-and-enter.

“The four residents of the home told police a suspect came into their place and flipped the kitchen table upside down along with a second smaller one,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“The suspect was then confronted by one of the residents which led into a physical confrontation between the two.”

The suspect took off from the house on foot but was located by police dog services a short distance away, without incident.

The arresting officer noticed the suspect was under the influence of liquor while he was dealing with him.

The 25-year-old suspect, said Molendyk, is on probation with several conditions, one of which is to abstain from consumption of alcohol.

The suspect was expected to appear in provincial court Thursday to face charges of assault, break-and-enter, mischief and failing to comply with a probation order.