Vernon youth duo facing charges

Door bell and banging downstairs alerts resident to call police, who found two 15-year-old boys in a suite...

The upstairs resident of a home in the 9000 block of Coldstream’s Varsity Drive thought it strange Thursday that there was a lot of noise coming from the suite downstairs at 2 a.m.

So the resident called police.

“The resident heard a door bell and lots of banging,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Cpl. Gerry Kovacs.

Upon arrival, police arrested two male youth in the suite. One of the boys decided to bolt.

“He ran away,” said Kovacs. “So a police service dog unit was called out.”

The youth was found by the dog a short time later.

The two boys, both 15 and from Vernon, are now facing break-and-enter charges while one also faces a charge of escaping lawful custody.

Both boys were found with knives.

Police are continuing to investigate.