Botched house burglary ends up as assault with weapon charge

A 28-year-old Kelowna man suffered cuts to his head and arm after he was attacked during an apparent break in to his residence.

  • Feb. 10, 2011 5:00 a.m.

A 28-year-old Kelowna man suffered cuts to his head and arm after he was attacked during an apparent break in to his residence.

Police received an abandoned 911 call at around 10:40 p.m. on Wednesday night.

In responding to the call, police were told that one of the residents had been attacked by an unknown man that had broken into the residence.

Witness believed that the suspect may have used a hammer and possibly an edged weapon during the attack.

Police attended the residence, in the 1800 block of Baron Road, to investigate and also attended the Kelowna General Hospital where the victim had been taken by a friend. The victim suffered non life threatening injuries that required surgery to repair.

Police located and arrested the 42 year old male suspect in Lake Country a few hours later though no weapons were recovered.

The Kelowna resident will face a charge of assault with a weapon.

Police say their investigation revealed that this was not a random incident, and that the victim and suspect were known to each other. The suspect is well known to police for past Criminal Code related offences.

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