Heavy equipment and vehicles recovered from rural property

Kelowna, Salmon Arm

2020-01-13 16:07 PST

File # 2020-1002

Two Kelowna males are now facing numerous charges after a search warrant was executed on a rural property earlier this week.

In late November, 2019, the Kelowna RCMP Street Enforcement Unit began an investigation into a group of known property offenders believed to be active in commercial thefts and break and enters.

On January 6th, 2020, the Kelowna RCMP Street Enforcement Unit executed a Search Warrant at a rural property on Postill Lake Rd in the Central Okanagan. 2 males were located in the area and arrested without incident. Police recovered two all-terrain vehicles, a pickup truck, a flat deck trailer, and an excavator. Officers determined that all property had been recently stolen from Kelowna and Salmon Arm areas. The value of the recovered property is estimated to exceed $100 000.

38 year-old Christopher Brazeau and 27 year-old Paul Floer are both facing numerous charges including Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.

This investigation highlights the dedication of the Kelowna Street Enforcement Unit and their persistence in identifying and charging property crime offenders states Cpl. Guillaume Tanguay of the Kelowna Target Team. It also emphasises the importance of the public reporting all crimes to police.

Anyone with information regarding property crimes or suspicious persons is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at (250) 762-3300. Or to remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.

 

Released by

Cst. Lesley Smith

Media Relations
Kelowna Detachment
Office: 252-762-3300
Fax: 250-470-6213

Email: lesley.smith@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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