October 17, 2014 - 1:18 PM
KELOWNA - A 33-year-old Kelowna man, who is known to police, was charged after Mounties found him with a stolen mini-van early Wednesday evening.
The Dodge Caravan was reported stolen from a business in the 2300 block of Enterprise Way at 9:16 a.m., Oct. 14, 2014. The alleged theft was witnessed as the vehicle was driven from the property.
The following day at 5:23 p.m. West Kelowna RCMP were told by a concerned citizen there was a suspicous looking man inside a vehicle inside their gated community on the 1500 block of Chardonnay Place. The vehicle was spotted by a Mountie a short time later who confirmed it was the one reported stolen. The suspect was then identified and arrested in the 4000 block of Pritchard Road once he was out of the vehicle.
Following the arrest, investigators conducted a search of the Caravan and found ammunition but no firearms.
RCMP Sgt. Alex Lynch says in a media release the arrest came with the combined efforts of the regional police force which allows them to target high priority prolific offenders as they move throughout the valley.
Stanley Charles Nickason is charged with one count of possession of stolen property over $5,000, two counts of possession of ammunition contrary to order and one count of driving while disqualified. He was remanded to custody and his next court appearance is Oct. 23, 2014.
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