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Chronic offender arrested in Osoyoos

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September 13, 2018 - 5:11 PM

PENTICTON - South Okanagan RCMP have a prolific offender back in custody following his arrest yesterday.

The South Okanagan Similkameen Regional RCMP’s Targeted Enforcement Unit has placed Jeffrey Pelly, 42, behind bars following his arrest in Osoyoos last night, Sept. 12, according to an RCMP media release.

Pelly was wanted on two separate warrants, one alleging Pelly’s involvement in an escape from police in a stolen pickup truck on Aug. 21.

Police spokesperson Const. James Grandy says Pelly made local headlines two years ago when police observed him re-offending 12 minutes after leaving the Penticton court bail office.

Const. Liam McCready of the Targeted Enforcement Unit credits Pelly’s arrest to coordinated effort and intelligence.

“Habitual offenders like Pelly create a lot of crime and use a lot of resources. Very good to have him back in jail,” McCready said in the release.

Pelly made a court appearance today, Sept. 13, and will remain in custody until his next court date on Sept. 26.

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