Vancouver police arrest alleged break-in suspect in the act

A 24-year-old man was arrested after allegedly breaking into Mount Pleasant home

A man in his 20s was arrested early Friday morning after allegedly breaking into a house in Mount Pleasant.

Officers were patrolling the neighbourhood at around 2 a.m. Friday after a resident called to report someone acting suspicious.

article continues below

The plain-clothed officers began watching the suspect and followed him to a home near West 16th Avenue and Ontario Street when they saw him allegedly break in through the front door and remove multiple items. Two people were asleep in the home at the time.

The officers confronted the suspect when he came out of the house. He did not surrender willingly and the VPD canine unit was called in to help take him into custody. He was treated in hospital for a dog bite before being taken to jail and charged.

Twenty-four-year-old Steven Henry Hall is facing multiple charges related to property offences.

“Anyone who sees something that doesn’t look or feel right should call 911 immediately so police can investigate,” VPD media relations officer Const. Steve Addison said in a news release.

“Because someone took the time to call, police were able to respond quickly and apprehend a suspect.”

Read Related Topics


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Vancouver Courier welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Popular Vancouver Courier

Sign Up For Our e-Newsletter!
Find the Vancouver Courier Newspaper