Male well known to police arrested after an overnight break-in at a business in Merritt.
Merritt RCMP Cpl Brock Hedrick confirms the incident at the Nicola Ave business occurred last night.
He says a suspicious male was spotted by a security guard coming out of the business and following a search of the area involving the police dog service from Kamloops the suspect was discovered at a local motel.
"He was also found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle. And, a search of that vehicle located a bunch of wheels that were associated to the break and enter at the tire shop."
A 60-year-old male from the Lower Mainland with an extensive criminal history was arrested.
Hedrick says he is facing numerous charges and is expected to make his first court appearance later today.