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UPDATE: Two arrested in Kamloops after guns left in vehicle in plain sight, stolen property located in nearby residence

March 09, 2016 - 4:37 PM

KAMLOOPS - Two men were arrested for gun and theft-related charges in the Westsyde area yesterday evening.

The detachment received a report about two suspicious males in a vehicle near Sandpiper Drive around 5:20 p.m., yesterday, March 8, Sgt. Darren Michels with Kamloops RCMP says.

After attending the area and locating the vehicle, unoccupied, officers noticed two long-barrelled firearms in plain view inside the vehicle.

Michels says the two male suspects were located and arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property obtained by a crime and theft.

Sgt. Bob Fogarty says another man, a prolific offender, was arrested for posessing a stolen bike and breach of probation on Monday, March 7.

For the last month, Fogarty says Kamloops RCMP has received several complaints about criminal activity in and around a particular residence on Sandpiper Drive. 

"As a result, the Kamloops RCMP Crime Reduction Unit and uniformed members initiated and continued investigations in the area resulting in a number of recent enforcement actions related to this residence," he says in a release.

After the man's arrest on Monday, Kamloops RCMP executed a search warrant on the residence, in which they found more stolen property.

Fogarty says police did not speak publicly about the search warrant so officers could made additional arrests.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 4:32 p.m., March 9, 2016, to include additional information from an RCMP press release. 

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