Vernon RCMP handle unruly suspect

Police were called at 3:15 a.m. Sunday by a woman who reported that a man was yelling and jumping on a car...

Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor to a bizarre incident in Vernon Sunday that saw fences and a car windshield damaged, and a police officer allegedly spit upon.

Police were called at 3:15 a.m. by a woman who reported that a man was yelling and jumping on a car in the 3900 block of 25th Street.

Officers attended and went into the backyard of a home in the 2400 block of 40th Avenue where they saw what they described as a “very drunk man” ripping white pickets off a fence.

“The man was arrested for mischief under $5,000 and was very uncooperative with our officers,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“Molendyk said when the man was being let out of a police car at the Vernon detachment, he allegedly spit on one of the officers who opened the door to let him out.

It appears the suspect may have damaged fences in two locations, and there was quite a bit of damage to the car he allegedly jumped on, including significant damage to the windshield.

A 20-year-old Vernon man was released from custody on a promise to appear in court. He is expected to face charges of mischief and assaulting a police officer.