Police check out hit-and-run car

Vernon RCMP have a car believed to be involved with a property hit-and-run Friday.

Vernon RCMP have a car believed to be involved with a property hit-and-run Friday.

They’re now looking for the occupant or occupants of the vehicle.

Police received a report of a hit-and-run in the area of 43rd Avenue and 20th Street at around 11:30 p.m.

“The caller stated the vehicle went off the road into some nearby property and had a flat tire,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

Patrols were made right away and while the vehicle wasn’t located, police did discover a damaged pedestrian light pole struck hard enough to have the light knocked off the pole.

A second report came in moments later that a vehicle with significant front-end damage had been located in a parking lot approximately 50 metres away from the pedestrian light.

The car, a 2004 Hyundai Electra, was located but the occupant or occupants had taken off, and there was no description available.

The vehicle was towed to the Vernon RCMP detachment and police made contact with the registered owner.

The file remains under investigation.