Account Login/Registration

Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.


Facebook


OR


Register

Privacy Policy

Break-in suspect nabbed in ceiling of West Kelowna business

A break and enter suspect now faces a number of potential charges, after he was located by police seemingly hiding in the ceiling of a local business during the early morning hours of Sunday in West Kelowna.

On Sept. 9, 2018, just minutes before 2:30 a.m., West Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a commercial alarm and reports from the alarm company of a possible break and enter in progress to a business located in the 3000 block of Louie Drive.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow file photo

RCMP arrived on scene to discover a smashed glass door, leading to a vacant business situated adjacent to the business police were responding to.

A perimeter was established around the commercial complex, and an interior search was conducted by police. “Once inside, investigators discovered damage to the interior walls, which separated the vacant business and the business of the reported alarm,” states RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

RCMP ultimately located the break-in suspect, a 31-year-old West Kelowna man, hiding inside the ceiling which joins the two businesses. He was arrested without incident, held in police custody and now faces potential criminal charges.

“Police also allege that the suspect and individuals believed to be associated to him, made several attempts to lure our officers away from the scene,” adds Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “As a result the suspect and those individuals, identified by officers at the scene, could face additional criminal charges.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880



Send your news tips, letter to the editor, photos and videos to News@kelownanow.com
Connect with us.
Report a typo...send an email to news@kelownanow.com
 
comments

Comments


Weather


Thu
5℃


Fri
6℃


Sat
1℃


Sun
1℃


Mon
2℃


Tue
3℃




Markets

Top Stories

Our Latest Instagram Post

Our Latest Video

Upcoming Featured Events

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin Add us to your Circles Follow us on Youtube Listen on Soundcloud Start Pinning with us Follow Our RSS