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Vernon RCMP make arrest after intruder scales residential building

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A 27-year-old Lake Country man has been arrested and is in custody in Vernon after a man scaled up to a balcony on the second floor of a residential building.

“At approximately 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 1, police were called to a break and enter in progress at a residential building on Gateby Place in Vernon, where an unknown man had gained entry to a private patio,” said Const. Chris Terleski, a Vernon North Okanagan officer.

Residents informed officers the man had made his way up to the eighth floor of the building.

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“As police continued their search, an officer positioned outside spotted the suspect exiting through a back door,” said Terleski. 

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“The man tried to evade police on foot but was unsuccessful and was arrested without incident.”

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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