May 29, 2014 - 1:57 PM
WEST KELOWNA - West Kelowna RCMP arrested six suspects yesterday during investigations into two unrelated break and enters.
Of the six, two people were held for court today, though the other four may face charges as well.
Just before noon May 28, Mounties were called to a home on the 4700 block of Paradise Valley Drive. The homeowner found an unknown man in his house who then fled in a purple Dodge Stratus. Police found the car on the 2400 block of Thacker Drive, arresting the 36-year-old driver from Spallumcheen for the break-in. Charges of break and enter, assault and obstruction were recommended.
Just after 6 p.m. another break and enter was reported to police. When officers arrived at the 2300 block of Marshall Road, five people were still at the residence, loading a tool box and a computer into a red Honda Civic. They were taken into custody. A power drill and pry bar was found in the purse of a 25-year-old Penticton woman who was the driver of the Civic.
She faces potential charges of possession of break-in instruments.
The other four suspects may be charged with break and enter pending further investigation.
Anyone with any information who has yet to speak with police is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
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