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Man and woman busted with U-Haul trailer stolen from West Kelowna

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June 03, 2016 - 12:39 PM

WEST KELOWNA – A Peachland man and a woman with no fixed address are facing charges after they were caught red-handed by police with a stolen U-Haul trailer.

RCMP say they were called to a report of the stolen U-Haul around 7:37 a.m., Sunday, May 29, in the 3800 block of Glen Canyon Road. The stolen trailer was spotted moments later being towed by a 2003 Ford Windstar and heading northbound on Gellatly Road toward the highway.

An officer pulled over the suspect vehicle on Highway 97 near Desert Pines Avenue and took a man and woman into custody, according to a media release.

“The U-Haul trailer was determined to be fully intact, still full of the complainant’s personal belongings valued at approximately $3,000, which included furniture as she was in the process of moving between residences,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release.

A 37-year-old Peachland man was released with a June 14 court date. The 33-year-old woman with no fixed addressed was held in custody on unrelated outstanding warrants.

Both suspects face charges of possession of property obtained by crime and theft over $5,000.

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