Progress made on thefts from vehicles

Vernon RCMP are slowly picking off people believed to be responsible for a recent rash of thefts from vehicles.

Vernon RCMP are slowly picking off people believed to be responsible for a recent rash of thefts from vehicles.

And sometimes they get help from the public.

Police received a report Sunday at 11 p.m. from a concerned vehicle owner that a woman was located inside their vehicle in the 6900 block of Tronson Road.

“The caller told police that her son was currently holding the woman at that location waiting for the police,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

When the police arrived, they spoke to the son who told officers he had found the woman inside their green Dodge Caravan.

“The woman told police she was looking for change to get home,” said Molendyk.

Several items from the vehicle were recovered, and after the police arrested the woman they recovered several other suspected stolen items that she had in her possession.

“These items had other peoples’ names on them,” said Molendyk.

A Vernon woman, 24, was arrested then released on an undertaking to appear in court on Nov. 29 while officers continue to follow up on this file.

Last week, two people were arrested after they alledgedly tried to steal an RCMP bait car, and police believe the pair had been checking inside vehicles for cash and other items.