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RCMP asking for help to find violent wanted man who may be in Okanagan

Wilfred "Willie" Charles Baptiste, 46, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.
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October 08, 2020 - 2:08 PM

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for wanted man Kelowna RCMP consider violent.

The warrant for being unlawfully at large was issued for Wilfred "Willie" Charles Baptiste, 46, on April 14 when he failed to meet the conditions of his release by missing his curfew at his Kelowna home, according to an RCMP media release. Two additional province-wide warrants were issued on June 5. 

RCMP say Baptiste has an extensive criminal record out of the Okanagan, has previous ties to the Penticton area and should be considered violent.

Baptiste is described as an Indigenous male, 6'3" tall, weighing 241 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. Baptiste also has a tattoo of a wolf on his left upper arm, flames tattooed on his left forearm and a band tattooed on his right upper arm. 

If you have any information about Wilfred Baptiste or where he might be, do not approach him, please call your local police, the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.

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