A couple staying in a downtown motel has been arrested and charged with break and enter after several businesses were broken into and vandalized on the night of Oct. 18.

Vandals target local businesses

Murakami Medical Clinic, Lucky Dollar Store and Hair Trends were broken into sometime on the night of Oct. 18.

A Hope couple has been arrested in connection with an overnight vandalism spree in the downtown core.

Murakami Medical Clinic, Lucky Dollar Store and Hair Trends were broken into sometime during the night of Oct. 18 and early morning of Oct. 19. Several items were stolen including two laptops, one of which has since been recovered. Police believe the same vandals threw rocks at The Hope Standard, Buy & Save Grocery, and The Nuway Pawn Shop in an attempt to gain entry into those businesses as well.

A search of the couple’s room at the City Centre Motel on Wallace Street produced receipts from one of the targeted businesses and an empty money pouch.

Twenty-year-old Jason Michael Gurniak and his girlfriend Mona Louise Lavallee, 21, were arrested and charged with break and enter.

“We’re hopeful more charges will be recommended as the investigation continues,” said Const. Tracy Wolbeck.

Gurniak has outstanding warrants in Alberta and Manitoba.

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