RCMP in Kelowna have arrested a Vernon man believed responsible for a string of disturbances and other criminal acts.
Police got multiple reports of an aggressive male acting erratically in the downtown last Wednesday evening.
The man was said to be threatening and chasing people, and damaged a couple of vehicles.
28-year-old Tyler Fitzpatrick of Vernon was arrested and faces numerous charges including four counts of assault with a weapon.
He’s also accused of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer, and breach of a Probation Order.
“Using descriptions provided by witnesses and victims, RCMP tracked down and arrested their suspect in the area of Ethel Street and Laurier Avenue, after a brief foot chase,” says RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “Our investigators are interested in gathering all available evidence and would like to encourage any and all additional witnesses to come forward to police.”
O’Donaghey says no one was physically harmed during any of the encounters.
Fitzpatrick will next be in court March 29.