Intruder found in Vernon residence

Vernon RCMP helped put an end to a frightening incident for a young couple.

Vernon RCMP helped put an end to a frightening incident for a young couple.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday, the Vernon detachment received a phone call from a 21-year-old man who advised police that he and his girlfriend were calling from the street outside their home in the 5000 block of 27th Avenue because a man had broken into the home, and could still be seen inside the residence.

“Our officers arrived and they could see a man through one of the windows peering out at them,” said Gord Molendyk, spokesperson for the RCMP.

The officers entered the home and confronted the suspect, who was arrested without incident.

The 51-year-old suspect is expected to face charges of break-and-enter and uttering threats.

“The suspect is well known to our officers,” said Molendyk.