June 29, 2013 - 12:35 PM
PENTICTON - A Surrey man was arrested when someone identified the vehicle he was driving as stolen.
A motorist called the Penticton RCMP on Wednesday and said he was following his friend's stolen 2013 Subaru on Channel Parkway where it turned onto Highway 97. The vehicle was reported stolen on June 19 from a Penticton residence.
While RCMP were en route, the caller continued to follow the vehicle where it stopped on Juniper Avenue in Kaleden. The caller reported the male driver and another person got out and walked into a home. The RCMP arrived, checked the residence and arrested the driver. Officers found a lot of liquor, cigarettes, stamps, cash and other items reported stolen from the Naramata Store at 225 Robinson Ave. The store's owner had reported a break-in.
Nicholas Paul Mazzone, 42, was charged with two counts of possession of stolen property, one count of break and enter and a count of theft. Officers are continuing their investigation which may result in more charges in regards to other thefts in the valley.
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