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Stolen vehicle leads to arrest of Kelowna man with outstanding warrants

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October 17, 2016 - 2:17 PM

WEST KELOWNA - A Kelowna man ended up in jail on the weekend after he was arrested in minivan allegedly stolen in Penticton.

RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked with several people sleeping inside on the 3600 block of Gellatly Road around 1:42 p.m., Oct. 14, Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release.

Police discovered the suspicious vehicle, a white Dodge Caravan, was reported as stolen on Oct. 13. The vehicle was allegedly taken from a home on Granby Avenue in Penticton.

Officers arrested a 20-year-old Kelowna man who they say was under the influence of an intoxicating substance, O'Donaghey says, adding the suspect gave police a false name.

There were two women with him at the time of the arrest. The pair were identified and released by police with no charges.

"Investigators managed to positively identify the suspect, as a 20-year-old Kelowna man, who was determined to be wanted on several outstanding unendorsed warrants for his arrest originating from Campbell River and Kelowna," O'Donaghey says in the release. "He faces several additional potential charges and was remanded into custody over the weekend."


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