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Penticton RCMP arrest prolific offender sleeping in stolen vehicle

March 02, 2021 - 2:49 PM

Penticton police officers have arrested a prolific offender sleeping in a stolen vehicle, for the second time. 

A Penticton resident reported that his vehicle stolen from his driveway overnight, Feb. 22. The following day at 11:30 a.m. an RCMP officer found the vehicle on Rosetown Avenue, according to the RCMP in a press release.

The driver, who was fast asleep, was identified as Shane Pope, 30, from Penticton. Another man associated to the vehicle was also located nearby.

Pope was arrested for being in possession of stolen property, along with breaching his court imposed conditions.

The officer released the second suspect without process, RCMP said.

The British Columbia Prosecution Service has approved these new charges against Pope, who remains in custody, according to the RCMP. 

“Police in Penticton are very familiar with Pope. We previously arrested him in July of 2020 under similar circumstances. At that time, Pope was also found sleeping inside a recently stolen vehicle,” said Penticton RCMP media relations officer Const. James Grandy, in the press release.

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