Investigation into disturbance evolves

Drugs found in vehicle alleged to have struck a woman pedestrian, while driver is alleged to have been stabbed

Vernon RCMP continue to try and piece together what led to a violent disturbance.

On Feb. 10, officers descended on the 3500 block of 27th Avenue where a vehicle had struck a 23-year-old female pedestrian. A 29-year-old man on scene is then alleged to have stabbed the 18-year-old driver of the vehicle.

As part of the investigation, police located drugs in the vehicle.

“We’re not ready to say that’s the cause of the incident,” said Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

The driver of the vehicle, who sustained non-life threatening injuries, is facing drug-related charges as well as a charge of assault with a weapon in relation to the vehicle allegedly striking the woman.

The 29-year-old man was arrested by police for assault with a weapon for the alleged stabbing.

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

Police continue to actively investigate the case.

“The incident may have not have anything to do with the house (where it occurred),” said Noseworthy.

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