Suspects in stolen van case back in court April 10

Megan Anne Roberts, 26, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing a van from the Penticton Boys and Girls Club. She will appear in Penticton Provincial Court via video on April 10.

By Shannon Quesnel

Two people are in custody and waiting for their day in court for allegedly stealing a van belonging to the Penticton Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday.

Megan Anne Roberts, 26 and Curtis Sopkow, 33 were arrested some time after a witness saw the club's van crash into a parked car late Wednesday afternoon. Two individuals left the vehicle and fled on foot. Police caught and arrested the two with help from witnesses living in a nearby high-rise. The two suspects also had cell phones and a gas card belonging to the club as well as crystal meth and drug trafficking materials.

Roberts faces one charge of illegal drug possession, three charges of having stolen property worth less than $5,000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

Sopkow is up against two counts of possessing stolen property and one count of possessing illegal drugs.

The two will appear in Penticton Provincial Court on April 10 at 11 am via video. They are expected to set a date for a bail hearing.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Shannon Quesnel at squesnel@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curtis Anthony Sopkow, 33, was arrested in connection to a van stolen from the Penticton Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday. He will appear in Penticton Provincial Court on April 10.
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