A Surrey man faces mischief and theft charges following a break in at a Salmon Arm business.
On Saturday, Dec. 5, police received a report from a business on 30th Street SW that was broken into overnight.
It was estimated more than $10,000 in items were stolen along with a small amount of cash.
“Investigators were quickly able to identify a suspect and a vehicle and, later that same day, the
suspect vehicle was located by a vigilant front line officer,” said Salmon Arm Staff Sgt. Scott West.
The vehicle was stopped and the suspect arrested.
West said the suspect, 56-year-old Larry Ovens, remains in custody.
“The BC Prosecution Service has approved criminal charges against Ovens, of Surrey, including mischief, theft over $5,000 and break and enter and theft. Ovens is expected to appear in court next on Dec. 14, 2020.