A Vernon RCMP police dog service member holds back his canine partner who is ready to go after an alleged theft suspect on Middleton Mountain Monday. The suspect cooperated after seeing the police dog.

A Vernon RCMP police dog service member holds back his canine partner who is ready to go after an alleged theft suspect on Middleton Mountain Monday. The suspect cooperated after seeing the police dog.

Residents help nab suspect

There was more than one complaint to Vernon RCMP Monday about a man going through vehicles and yards on Middleton Mountain

There was more than one complaint to Vernon RCMP Monday about a man going through vehicles and yards on Middleton Mountain.

There were six complaints.

One of the callers reported a man looking at bikes, vehicles and in house windows near her residence on Cranberry Lane.

Several more calls came in about the same suspect.

“Our officers, along with a police dog services team, attended and they located a 32-year-old man who was arrested for theft,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The man was alleged to have been stealing items from boats, vehicles and garages in the area.

Most of the stolen items were recovered and returned to their rightful owners.

The man was released from custody with conditions.