According to Kelowna RCMP, a man suspected of attempting to set fire to some shrubs on Monday evening was apprehended due to a witness.
The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. on the 1900 block of Kane Road in the Glenmore area, according to police.
Officers on the scene acquired evidence from a witness, which led them to a male in the area, according to the RCMP. Without incident, he was apprehended and placed into custody.
“Due to the actions of the concerned citizen who called 911, our officers were able to quickly locate and arrest the man,” said Const. Solana Paré.
“Thankfully due to the rain, the fire did not ignite and there was no property damage as a result of this reckless act.”
The 1900 block of Kane Road features condos on one side and a strip mall on the other.
Police say the suspect, a 32-year-old Kelowna man, remains in custody at this time and is facing a number of potential charges.
Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity in their neighbourhood is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Source_ The Canadian Press