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Vehicle thief handed nine months jail for stolen truck, ATVs

Officers swarm the Uplands Apartments complex Thursday, April 9.
July 07, 2015 - 9:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - A 22-year-old with a taste for stolen vehicles will spend the next four-and-a-half months in jail after pleading guilty to possessing a stolen pickup truck and two all terrain vehicles last spring.

Justice Gary Weatherill handed Waylon Faulhafer a nine-month sentence yesterday, July 6 for his involvement in two separate stolen property files.

Crown prosecutor Chris Balison said police arrested Faulhafer in February after catching him and a friend joyriding Honda ATVs stolen from Osoyoos in Kamloops’ Peterson Creek area. Two months later, a judge granted a bail release to Faulhafer who promised to attend a treatment facility. A warrant for his arrest was issued after he never showed up.

While executing the warrant at the Tournament Inn, Balison said officers found a stolen Dodge Ram pickup truck and two shotguns in Faulhafer’s room. On the evening of April 9, RCMP took the accused into custody after arresting him at the Uplands apartment building on Columbia Street.

During sentencing, Weatherill told Faulhafer it was his time to consider a different path in life.

"You’re 22 years of age. The time has come to get on with your life and do something better than spend your life in jail, because that’s where you’re headed. Do you like jail?” he asked.

Faulhafer replied no.

“I hope you get the message that there are better things to do,” Weatherill said.

Faulhafer already served roughly half his sentence while awaiting court proceedings. Weatherill ordered him to submit a DNA sample into the crime registry and prohibited him from owning firearms for the next ten years.

Waylon Faulhafer was wanted on two outstanding warrants for possession of stolen property
Waylon Faulhafer was wanted on two outstanding warrants for possession of stolen property
Image Credit: RCMP handout

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.

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