Tip leads police to suspect

An alert resident phoned Vernon RCMP Sunday shortly after 11:30 p.m. to report he’d observed a woman breaking into his vehicle.

An alert resident phoned Vernon RCMP Sunday shortly after 11:30 p.m. to report he’d observed a woman breaking into his vehicle.

The incident occurred in the 6100 block of Tronson Road.

“The owner described the woman as being about 20-to-30 years old, braided hair and wearing a camouflage hoodie,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

Officers attended and found a woman, who Molendyk said is well-known to police, riding a bike along Tronson Road.

She was wearing a camouflage hoodie.

The woman, 34, also had an outstanding warrant for break-and-enter.

“She is now looking at charges of possession of stolen property,” said Molendyk, adding the woman was taken into custody. She was slated to appear in Vernon Provincial Court Monday.

Molendyk said there has been a rash of theft from vehicles throughout Greater Vernon, and reminds motorists to remove their valuables from the car, or lock them away out of sight of would-be thieves.