Eagle eye of neighbour leads to arrest
A 27-year-old Kamloops man currently was arrested in Valleyview on Wednesday (Feb. 13) night, thanks to an eagle-eyed neighbour.
Mounties say the man was nabbed in the area of Park and Valleyview drives just before 9:30 p.m. after the neighbour called police after watching the man get into the vehicle of another resident.
A man fitting the suspect's description was stopped by police and a police dog followed a track from the vehicle that had been broken into to where the suspect was standing with the officer.
The suspect was arrested and ,during a search conducted incidental to his arrest, police found a variety of items, including two vehicle GPS units. Police found the owner of one GPS unit and are asking residents of the area to check their vehicles for damage to door locks or windows and for missing property.
After being taken to the RCMP detachment on Battle Street, the suspect was released on a promise to appear in court on charges of theft and possession of stolen property. He has a criminal record in Ontario, Alberta and B.C. for various offences, including property crimes.
Police are reminding owners of vehicles to remove all valuable items from their vehicles and to keep all doors locked and windows shut when vehicles are parked.