A Trail man who allegedly robbed the Uptown Liquor Store in Castlegar had one night to enjoy a couple of drinks from his plunder.
On Friday evening 34-year-old Trevor Isenor allegedly stole a bottle from the liquor store, but Castlegar police did not identify him at the time and therefore did not make an arrest.
Saturday, Castlegar RCMP received a tip that the suspect who had stolen the liquor the day before was at Shopper’s Drug Mart in Castlegar.
A security officer who recognized Isenor from the surveillance tape in Shopper’s Drug Mart reported the sighting to police around 11 a.m., according to Sgt. Laurel Mathew of the Castlegar RCMP.
When confronted by police, Isenor resisted arrest and ripped the officer’s radio from his shoulder during a brief struggle with police.
“The male was able to rip the officer’s radio off of his shoulder, taking away the officer’s ability to request backup,” said Sgt. Mathew in a press release.
However, several bystanders made calls to the RCMP to notify them of the altercation.
A police search of the suspect revealed that he was in possession of a bottle of cologne that had been stolen from Shopper’s Drug Mart prior to the arrest.
A further investigation revealed that the suspect was on court-imposed conditions, specifically that he be at his residence daily between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Trail RCMP had conducted a curfew check on June 15 after 10 p.m., and he was not home, breaching conditions of his parole.
Isenor was charged with two counts of theft under $5,000, one count of possession of stolen property, one obstruction of justice and breaching probation. He was scheduled to appear in court on Monday