Kamloops RCMP have arrested a man wanted out of the province for multiple property-related offences and believe he is part of the reason break and enters have been on the rise lately in the city.
Chadley Darryl Olson, 45, a wanted federal parolee from Saskatchewan, is being linked to property-related offences in Kamloops.
While police could not provide details about Olson in Kamloops, RCMP Const. Bernie Ward said he became subject to a warrant in February of this year.
"Mr. Olson does have a history of criminal offences. They relate to property crime," Ward said.
Olson was arrested yesterday in Kamloops, followed by a seizure of what police believe to be stolen property.
Around 50 items are in police custody ranging from electronics to jewellery to sports cards.
"I can't point to a total value at this time," Ward said. "On the surface, some of it looks very expensive."
The majority of items are jewellery including pendants, rings, earrings, watches and chains. Police also seized video games and consoles, a gps device, camera and anesthetic drugs.
"It's our belief that this property is stolen," Ward said.
RCMP are trying to reunite the goods to their owners.
"That's our number one goal," Ward said.
He encourages anyone who may be missing property to contact RCMP.
"There's no time limit on property being stolen," he said. "We've had cases go back 20 years."
Ward said police will ask for a detailed description and possibly proof of ownership, such as photographs of the items.
He said it's not difficult to verify ownership.
"There's so many points of uniqueness with peoples taste," he said.
Police continue to investigate Olson's connection with recent break and enters in Kamloops and would not provide details about which break and enters are linked to the suspect.
"In the interim, Olson is going to be returning to federal custody," Ward said.
A number of charges are expected to be recommended to the Crown including break and enter, obstruction of a police officer and possession of stolen property.
Ward said further information will be released next week.
Anyone victim to stolen goods can email RCMP or contact the local detachment at 250-828-3000.
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