Police search for suspect in break and enter

VernonRCMP media release1

On August 31st, 2020 at approximately 2:00 p.m., frontline officers from the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were alerted to a suspicious person on a rural property in the 4200 block of Hullcar Road, Spallumcheen.

The complainant advised a man could be seen on video surveillance walking around the property, looking in windows and gained entry to an outbuilding. Frontline officers responded, viewed the video surveillance and obtained a description of the suspect. Given the large rural area, investigators requested the Police Dog Service unit to attend in order to establish a track for the individual.

Our Police Dog Services unit tracked from the location the suspect was last seen, said Corporal Tania Finn, Media Relations Officer for the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP. Within a short time period, PDS located a dirt bike stolen from a different property hidden in some bushes.

Additional police resources were dispatched to the area in order to establish a perimeter in an attempt to locate the suspect. Despite the heavy police presence, the suspect was not located.

The investigation into the break, enter and theft continues. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.