ONE man has been arrested after a Vancouver resident made a quick decision to pick up the phone and call 9-1-1.
At about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, someone noticed a man near Kingsway and East 16th Avenue acting suspiciously. The citizen called police because they believed he was possibly looking for a car or home to break into.
Patrol officers arrived within minutes and located the man a few blocks away because of the detailed description and information provided by the caller.
Police eventually managed to stop the man after he made a brief attempt to flee. Officers found a wallet that had been stolen from a car in the area and porcelain chips commonly used to break into cars.
“This one man was stopped from potentially victimizing many because someone called the police,” says Vancouver Police Constable Brian Montague. “If you see something, say something, and say it to 9-1-1 first.”
Twenty-seven-year-old Joshua Deo McDonald has been charged with possession of break-in instruments, possession of stolen property and breach of previous court ordered conditions. He remains in custody until his next court appearance.