Theft from vehicle suspects arrested

Kelowna

2017-12-12 13:49 PST

File # 2017-73851

Two men were arrested by police after a Kelowna man was allegedly assaulted when he confronted both of the men as they reportedly broke into his blue Dodge Caravan.

On December 11, 2017 at 2:19 am, RCMP responded to a report of an assault that just occurred, after the victim interrupted an apparent theft in progress from his vehicle parked in the 700 block of Glenwood Avenue in Kelowna. Police learned that the victim exited his residence to find at least one of the males breaking into his Dodge minivan. He told police he was struck in his back by the male with a golf club.

Both males fled the area of the break-in and were later tracked down by general duty officers, in the area of Grenfell Court, thanks to further calls from the public, states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. A Kelowna RCMP police service dog also attended the scene and aided in the recovery of physical evidence related to the crime.

The victim sustained minor non-life threatening injuries as a result of being assaulted.

Both men were later released from police custody. A 25-year-old Kelowna man was released unconditionally and without charge, while a 33-year-old Kelowna man faces potential charges and must abide by strict conditions. He is expected to appear in Court on February 7, 2018.
 

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

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