Local resident leads RCMP to arrest Cranbrook man


A quick thinking resident used her wits and observational skills to report a possible break and enter.

On Saturday, October 20th in the morning,  a local resident was returning to her home and noted a vehicle following behind her so she drove around the block.

When the resident came back to her home, she saw the same green GMC truck parked in her driveway with an unknown male walking from her backyard, carrying a large screen T.V. The resident immediately pulled over while watching the suspect and called police. The resident was able to provide the RCMP with good description of the vehicle including the licence plate and a good description of the suspect. It was determined that the truck had been reported stolen out of Golden earlier in the day.

On the 21st day of October 2012 the suspect vehicle was located by members of the Vernon RCMP at which time they arrested the suspect and recovered the vehicle.

A 31 year old Cranbrook male remains in custody in Vernon where he will be appearing in Provincial Court on Break, Enter and Theft and Possession of Stolen Property charges.

It should be noted that if anyone sees what they believe is a crime taking place, it is important to call the police and not to try to intervene. Any information that can be provided to the police is essential.

If anyone has any additional information about this or any other crime they can call the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or East Kooteney Crimestoppers (1-800-222-TIPS)

You can also “Google” Cranbrook Crimestoppers and leave a webtip

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