Vernon man charged after alleged assault of police officer

Vernon/North Okanagan

2017-11-21 13:25 PST

File # 2017-27257

Vernon, BC: A 26 year old Vernon man has been charged with numerous offences after he allegedly assaulted a Vernon RCMP officer Monday morning.

On November 20th, 2017 shortly after 2:00 pm, the Vernon RCMP responded to a male causing a disturbance at Polson Park near Highway 6 and 25th, Ave. Officers arrived on scene to find the male acting erratically by yelling, dancing around and hitting walls of the Lawn Bowling Club. Officers attempted to make contact with the male, however prior to, the male fled on foot.

Patrols for the male were conducted and the male was later located on Highway 6 near Polson Place mall. The male was known to police to be on court conditions and was placed under arrest for being in breach of those conditions.

Upon taking the male into custody, the male allegedly assaulted a police officer causing the officer to sustain minor injuries. The officer received immediate medical treatment for the injuries sustained.

The male was taken into police custody.  Ryan Perreault has been charged with assault of a police officer causing bodily harm, assault with intent to resist arrest, fail to comply with a recognizance and causing a disturbance in a public place.


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S/Sgt. Annie Linteau

Senior Media Relations Officer
"E" Division Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, B.C. V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
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