A Kelowna break and enter suspect has been arrested thanks to an alert resident.
Police put out pictures of a suspect and his vehicle after a B and E on Hollywood Road in Rutland Wednesday.
Police got a 9-1-1 call about a vehicle sighting a few hours later, leading to a 32 year old Kelowna man being arrested on Rutland Road North.
Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says once positively identified by police, the man was found to be in breach of a set of release conditions imposed by the courts.
“Our general duty investigators recovered physical evidence from inside the suspects vehicle, which they believe links the 32-year-old to the alleged break and enter,” says O’Donaghey. “He was held in police custody overnight and is expected to appear in court today. He now faces a number of new potential charges.”
A search is underway in the Central Okanagan for a suspect vehicle believed connected to a residential break, enter and theft from a Rutland home this morning.
The home’s surveillance camera got images of the suspect and his vehicle.
“After conducting a review of the homes video surveillance system, investigators have obtained images of both their break and enter suspect, who clearly took steps to disguise their identity, and a vehicle, they believe to be associated to that suspect,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “We are asking the general public to call police immediately if they spot this suspect vehicle in their community. RCMP also urge the public not to approach this vehicle or any of it’s occupants.”
The suspect is believed to be a male, seen wearing black or dark coloured baggy pants, a black hoodie with what appears to be a white “Metal Mulisha” logo, a pair of black gloves, a pair of tinted ski goggles and a red bandana over his face.
The suspect vehicle is an older model, silver 4-door sedan, with winter tires on steel rims and notable damage to the driver’s side front door (in photo above).
If you spot the suspect vehicle, or you have any information that may assist police in their ongoing investigation, you are asked to contact Cst. Regan Donahue of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net