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Prolific Kamloops carjacker caught passed out in stolen car in Kelowna

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September 13, 2017 - 11:41 AM

KELOWNA – Police found a Kamloops man passed out after a busy day of carjacking in Kelowna in his third stolen vehicle of the day.

Kelowna RCMP says Jesse Shawcross, 37, from Kamloops, was arrested with a homeless woman in the parking lot of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club Saturday, Sept. 9. They were passed out in a red Lexus that had been reported stolen earlier that day.

The report was made around 5 p.m. from a lower Mission resident who said a Chevy pickup was left where the car was parked.

“The recovered truck had been stolen earlier in the day, at around 2:10 pm from another residence where the owner was assaulted in order to steal his vehicle,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release.

O’Donaghey says a man and woman drove onto the victim's property in another stolen vehicle, a Volkswagen Golf, assaulted the owner and stole his keys and truck.

The Golf was reported stolen from Lake Country around 8 a.m. that morning.

Officers in an unmarked police car saw the stolen Lexus being driven by a man with a female passenger around 8:30 p.m. but the couple weren’t arrested until 10:45 p.m. after police were told that a man and woman appeared to be passed out in a red Lexus parked at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club.

Shawcross who has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1999 with several outstanding warrants for drug and breach charges.

His passenger has been identified as Cheri McCann, 30, of no fixed address.

Both were arrested and will appear in court.

O’Donaghey says removing Shawcross from the streets “will have a significant impact in reducing property crimes as well as violent crimes.”

Anyone with any information on this investigation is urged to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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