Man arrested while covered in blood and seemingly under the influence of drugs, say police

A 21-year-old Kelowna man faces possible B&E charges after his vehicle was stolen Tuesday morning.

  • Sep. 24, 2014 12:00 p.m.

A 21-year-old Kelowna man faces possible B&E charges after his vehicle was stolen Tuesday morning and a home was subsequently broken into later that night.

The Kelowna RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle from a residence on the 1000 block of Bernard Avenue, Sept. 23 11 a.m.

“A Chrysler 300 with Alberta plates had been taken from the home but the reluctance of the owner to co-operate indicated to police that there was probably more to the story. Regardless, a search was conducted for the vehicle but it could not be located,” said Const. Kris Clark.

“Then, at 6:38 p.m., police responded to a disturbance at a residence on the 300 block of Moubray Road. A man brandishing a hammer was yelling at the occupants of the home about a Chrysler 300 parked nearby. The man allegedly smashed the sliding glass door, entered the home, and caused extensive damage inside.”

Clark said police located the man, covered in blood and seemingly under the influence of drugs, on the street in front of the residence. He was identified as the vehicle owner. The man had suffered lacerations, presumably from the broken glass door, and was taken to the Kelowna General Hospital for treatment. He was eventually released from medical care into police custody and was held for Court the following day.

No one else was harmed during the incident.

The 21-year-old Kelowna man faces possible charges of Mischief and Break and Enter. He remains in custody and is expected to appear in Court on September 24, 2014.

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