Break-ins investigated by police

A 32-year-old Vernon man, known to police, was arrested March 29

An arrest of a suspect in connection with a break-and-enter in the BX area have police investigating possible connections to other similar-type incidents.

A 32-year-old Vernon man, known to police, was arrested March 29 in connection with a break-and-enter in the 6900 block of L&A Road.

“At the time of the suspect’s arrest, he had outstanding warrants for his arrest,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“He was found to be in possession of a small quantity of heroin, and items from the break-and-enter on L&A Road.”

Molendyk said the vehicle the suspect was driving at the time of his arrest belonged to a relative,  and he did not have permission to be driving the vehicle at the time.

“Investigators are speaking to this suspect because of the similarity of this break-and-enter to numerous others that have been reported in the rural areas over the past month,” said Molendyk, adding the similarities involved a window being broken, door opened and items stolen mainly from a bedroom.