Early morning tip-off leads to arrests in Kelowna

KELOWNA - Two Kelowna men suspected of property crimes have been arrested following an early morning tip-off by a member of the public.

Stefen Rasmussen, 25, and Christopher Brazeau, 38, were both arrested in the rural area near the 3700 block of East Kelowna Road, after RCMP received a report at 6:30 a.m. March 20. The report noted a suspicious person associated with an unfamiliar vehicle in the area.

According to an RCMP media release, officers stopped a black Jeep Cherokee, bearing stolen licence plates, on Fisher Road. RCMP officers found stolen goods in the vehicle, which they believed was taken from a recent break and enter in the area, and arrested a man without incident.

Shortly afterwards RCMP located a second man walking along East Kelowna Road. The man was carrying a jerry can police believe was full of stolen fuel. Police believe the two men were working together.

Rasmussen and Brazeau were charged with break and enter to commit an indictable offence, and possession of stolen property under $5,000. Brazeau was also charged with breach of Probation Order and drive while disqualified.

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