RCMP in Vernon are trying to track down four men who helped a police officer control an unruly suspect.
“RCMP would like to personally thank these four individuals who came to the officer’s aid, however the identity of the four are un-known,” says Cst. Kelly Brett.
An officer suffered minor injuries while trying to arrest an man wanted on warrants in the area of 27 Avenue and 37 Street Monday afternoon.
“Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were called to the area of 27th Ave. and 37th St. for a report of two individuals allegedly intoxicated in public,” says Brett. “The responding officer arrived on scene to find a male and female and through further investigation, it was found the male was wanted out of Vernon on two outstanding warrants. Upon arrest of the suspect male, he attempted to run from the officer at which time a struggle ensued between the two.”
Brett says the suspect attempted to assault the officer in an effort to escape
“As the officer was attempting to gain control of the male, four unknown male citizens, came to the officer’s aid until further police assistance arrived on scene. It is the actions of the four community members that came to the officer’s aid that we would like to recognize and commend.”
A 27 year old Vernon male is facing possible charges of obstructing a police officer, escape lawful custody, assault police officer, failing to comply with a recognizance and failing to comply with probation orders.
If you were a part of this incident, call the RCMP at 250-545-7171 and asked to speak to Cst. Kelly Brett.