Police find suspect in shower

Smoking complaint at Blue Stream Motel leads to arrest of man in shower, wanted for outstanding breach

Here’s another reason why smoking is bad for you.

Vernon RCMP responded to a call just before 8 p.m. Monday from an employee at the Blue Stream Motel, requesting police assistance to remove a tenant who breached her rental contract by smoking in her room.

While police were assisting the employee to remove the tenant, they discovered a man hiding in the bathroom shower.

“The man is known to our officers and was arrested for an outstanding breach,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“Our officers then noticed a generator and several power tools in the room.”

Indications are the tools were reported stolen from a previous file.

The pair were arrested for possession of stolen property, and could face such charges at a later date as the matter is still being investigated.

The 24-year-old male suspect is expected to appear in court for the breach of his conditions.

The 23-year-old woman is expected to be released from custody.