Disturbance details revealed by police

On Wednesday, officers responded to the 3500 block of 27th Avenue after receiving multiple calls about a disturbance

Vernon RCMP have released details on what is described as a bizarre and violent incident.

On Wednesday, officers responded to the 3500 block of 27th Avenue after receiving multiple calls about a disturbance in progress.

“Upon arrival, officers found a vehicle which had gone off the road and struck a 23-year-old female pedestrian,” said Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

“It was determined that a male, who was on scene when the vehicle struck the pedestrian, is alleged to have walked over to the vehicle, broke the driver’s side window and stabbed the 18-year-old male driver. The injured driver and his 17-year-old male passenger then fled the vehicle prior to police arrival.”

The woman was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital with non-life threatening injuries by paramedics.

The driver, Abd’l-Malik Loubissi-Morris, was located by police, arrested, and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A charge of assault with a weapon was approved in relation to the vehicle allegedly striking the woman.

A 29-year-old man, Thomas Richie, was also located and arrested by police for assault with a weapon for allegedly stabbing the driver.

Both men have appeared in court.

“The incident is still being actively investigated,” said Noseworthy.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Vernon RCMP at 250- 545-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.