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.

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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.”

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