Kelowna man injured in break in

  • Thu Feb 10th, 2011 6:00pm
  • News

A Kelowna man is nursing cuts to his head and arm that were inflicted during an apparent break-in to his home Wednesday, while his alleged attacker awaits a court appearance.

“Police received an abandoned 911 call at around 10:40 p.m. last night,” said Const. Steve Holmes.

“Upon callback, police were told that one of the residents had been attacked by an unknown man who had broken into the residence.” Witnesses believed 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 Rd, to investigate and also attended the Kelowna General Hospital where the victim had been taken by a friend,” said Holmes.

“The victim suffered non life threatening injuries that required surgery to repair.”

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

He will appear in court, later today, to face a charge of Assault with a Weapon.

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 Criminal Code related offences.