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Tossing note to young girls nets charges for violent offender

August 20, 2015 - 3:48 PM

LAKE COUNTRY - A local man is facing multiple charges after throwing notes from his car to young girls in Lake Country and Kelowna.

James Jonathan Bryshun, 31, is accused of throwing notes with a phone number to young girls he passed in Lake Country, according to a media release from Kelowna RCMP.

Bryshun is a violent offender known to police and subject to court-imposed conditions of release, including not to have contact or communication with any female who appears to be under the age of sixteen.

On July 21, Bryshun is alleged to have driven past a 13-year-old-girl on Lodge Road and thrown her a note.

On July 27, he is alleged to thrown a note to a 16-year-old girl on Bottomwood Lake Road after cruising by her a few times.

According to RCMP spokesman Const. Jess O’Donaghey, police quickly linked the two incidents and identified the suspect.

The Kelowna RCMP street enforcement team began surveillance of the suspect who was again alleged to have thrown notes to young girls in the area of Abbott Street and Wardlaw Street near downtown Kelowna.

O’Donaghey says an officer texted the suspect, posing as a 15-year-old girl and arrested him without incident when he came to a local park to meet her.

Bryshun is being held in custody at least until his next court appearance August 24.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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