Arrests made in Crime Spree
2020-01-13 16:11 PST
File # 2020-699
Two Males and a female are now facing criminal charges in relation to a number of property crime offences after they were arrested last weekend in Kelowna.
On January 4, 2020, Frontline Members of the Kelowna RCMP attended a luxury hotel in Kelowna after receiving a report of a fraudulently obtained hotel room. While speaking with the suspects, members observed evidence related to multiple other crimes committed throughout Kelowna.
2 males and a female were arrested and a Search Warrant was executed on the hotel room.
Police seized items associated to at least 8 commercial break and enters in Kelowna and a substantial amount of evidence related to identify theft. The investigation has also shown that the suspects have been involved in theft of vehicle offences. Members of the Street Enforcement Unit also recovered two stolen vehicles valued at approximately $60,000 which were stolen from a local car dealership.
The 25 year-old female, 25 year-old male and a 33 year-old male are facing numerous charges including but not limited to;
- Possession of Stolen Property over $5000
- Identity Fraud
On January 10, 2020, following the arrest of two of the three suspects for new offences, the Kelowna Target Team executed a second search warrant at another location associated to the individuals and police recovered more stolen property believed to be from a local dealership and business, further evidence of identity theft and material linking this group to not only Kelowna but the Okanagan region.
One of the males and the female now remain in police custody awaiting court disposition on additional charges and an extradition back to Alberta.
The investigation remains ongoing and further charges are being considered by the BC Prosecutions office.
This is a prime example of the persistence and dedication shown by the Kelowna Street Enforcement Unit. States Cpl. Guillaume Tanguay of the Kelowna RCMP Target Team
Our members will continue to identify and target property thieves and repeat offenders, therein reducing the crimes committed by those individuals in the community.
Anyone with information regarding property crime or other criminal offence 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.
Cst. Lesley SmithMedia Relations
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