Okanagan, Shuswap offenders face multiple charges following Alberta bust

PENTICTON - Three prolific offenders from the Southern Interior have been removed from the streets following a crime spree which ended with their arrests in Alberta.

Edson RCMP reports the arrest of three individuals linked to a crime spree involving break and enters and thefts spanning several communities in both British Columbia and West-Central Alberta since January.

The Edson, Alta., detachment, with assistance from the Penticton detachment, arrested two men and a woman in a residence in Peers, Alta., on Feb.25.

Bree-Anne Buhler, 21, of Kelowna, William Gaddy, 25, of Osoyoos, and Waylon Faulhafer, 22, of Scotch Creek, were apprehended and face seven joint charges, including:

- Possession of stolen property over $5,000
- Possession of stolen property under $5,000
- Explosives possession
- Possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes
- Unsafe storage of a firearm
- Possession of a firearm while unauthorized
- Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking.

Additional individual charges have been laid against Buhler, who also faces breach of probation and breach of recognizance.

Gaddy also faces an additional charge of breach of probation, while Faulhafer has also been charged with possession of a firearm contrary to order.

The investigation continues and the RCMP anticipate additional charges.

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