Ontario man charged after ramming Vernon, B.C. hospital emergency room entrance

Vernon, BC – The Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP arrested a man early Sunday morning after he allegedly drove a stolen vehicle through the ambulance emergency room entrance doors of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital in Vernon.

On Sunday July 23rd, 2017 at 4:35am, the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP received a report of a vehicle that had crashed into the ambulance emergency entrance at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. On arrival officers found an unoccupied green Chevrolet Cruze with BC licence plate that had rammed through the emergency entry doors. No one was injured in the incident.

Hospital Security advised the officers that the driver had left the vehicle and had broken into an administrative building on the hospital property by smashing a window. At the time of the incident the area of the building was unoccupied. RCMP entered and searched the building and located 44 yr old Christian Talbot of Thunder Bay Ontario, hiding in a room. It was noted that furniture and other equipment had been damaged. The hospital close circuit security footage was seized and reviewed by investigators. It was later confirmed that the vehicle Talbot was driving was stolen from Winnipeg on July 17th and the BC licence plate found on the vehicle was also stolen.

Talbot was held in custody and to date is charge with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and mischief.

Police File # 2017-16454

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP

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