RCMP investigate suspicious package

Vernon North Okanagan

2023-08-21 14:50 PDT

File # 2023-14664

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On Saturday, August 19th, 2023 around 2:15 p.m., the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious package in the 3400-block of 27th Avenue in Vernon.

The item, a small duffel bag, was left in an open area and was initially reported to possibly contain some type of explosive device. Frontline officers immediately closed off the area to ensure the safety of the public and the RCMP’s Explosives Disposal Unit was consulted. It was determined the item did not pose an immediate threat to public safety and under the direction of EDU, frontline officers safely removed the bag which contained some items of concern that will be examined by EDU. Early in the investigation, a suspect linked to the bag was identified and arrested by police.

The 28-year old Falkland remains in custody and faces a number of potential criminal charges in relation to the incident.  

Released by

Cst. Chris Terleski

Media Relations Officer
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP
3402 30th St, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5E5
Office: 250-260-7161
Fax: 250-260-7191

Email: christopher.terleski@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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