Penticton – Officers arrest suspect in break and enter in progress.
In the early morning hours of Friday, January 15th, 2021, private security personnel called Police to report a broken window at the Penticton Herald building, 186 Nanaimo Avenue West.
Nearby, several laptop computers were piled outside.
While front-line officers were being dispatched, the security staff reported the suspect was standing near the window with a blanket covering his face.
Front-line officers arrived to find the suspect wearing a blanket over their head, carrying several items.
Once the suspect saw Police, he immediately dropped the items, and fled on foot. Officers were able to locate him a short distance away hiding underneath a vehicle.
The suspect, identified as 27-year-old, Wade River Morin, was remanded into custody on one count of break and enter. His next court appearance is on January 20th, 2021.