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Brothers arrested by Kamloops RCMP a day apart, both with stolen excavators

Sean Nicholson, left, and his brother David Nicholson were both arrested and face various charges.
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January 29, 2020 - 12:13 PM

A pair of brothers have been arrested in Kamloops with various pieces of stolen machinery.

On January 17, Kamloops RCMP watched as a stolen Ford F350 truck pulled a stolen trailer and excavator on the Trans-Canada Highway West.

When the officer tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver sped away, according to an RCMP media release. Although the officer didn't pursue the truck, he notified Ashcroft and Merritt RCMP about the vehicle that could be heading in their direction.

Later that night, an Ashcroft RCMP officer spotted the vehicle and arrested the driver, 30-year-old David Edward Nicholson, without incident, police say. He faces charges of possession of stolen property, flight from police and breach of bail conditions.

The next day, Kamloops RCMP received a report of a stolen flat bed truck and excavator. It was located later that day and the driver is the 32-year-old brother Sean Patrick Nicholson, who was arrested without incident. The older Nicholson brother faces a charge of possession of stolen property.

Both brothers are in custody with court dates set in February.

“David and Sean Nicholson are brothers who allegedly each stole vehicles with excavators on subsequent days. We are investigating the likelihood that they assisted each other in these thefts," says Kamloops RCMP media spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie in the release.

"Also, we believe they may be responsible for other vehicle and/or excavator thefts in Kamloops and area. To further our investigation, we are releasing their photos and asking anyone who works with heavy equipment to contact Kamloops RCMP if they recognize them - either coming into their business or lingering where their equipment is parked.”


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