Man caught with stolen truck, a rifle and break and enter tools in Kamloops

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KAMLOOPS – A stolen truck, a gun and tools to commit crimes have been recovered by police following an arrest yesterday.

RCMP say a suspicious man and woman were reported yesterday, June 21, around 9 a.m. in a truck in front of a hotel on West Columbia Street.

When police arrived and the people weren’t around, but the truck was still there, so the officer ran the plates on the truck and they didn’t match.

The man and woman soon came back to the truck and the officer asked them about the truck, according to a media release. Instead of answering the man ran away.

Police found him a few blocks away and he was arrested without incident.

When police searched the truck further they found a rifle and tools used for breaking and entering. They also ran the vehicle identification number and found out it had been stolen in Langley the day before.

The 34-year-old man from Chilliwack is known to police. He now faces charges including possession of stolen property and obstructing a peace officer. The woman was released with no charges.

Police are thanking the person who called in the suspicious activity, a hotel employee, for giving police the tip. Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says it shows the effect the public can have on police work.

“This is a great example of what can happen when a citizen calls the police when they see something suspicious,” Shelkie says in the release. “Because this person took the time to call the RCMP when they saw the vehicle and people associated to it, we were able to recover a stolen vehicle and get a firearm off the streets.”


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