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Truck stolen from Vernon pulls up right in front of Kelowna cops

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January 26, 2017 - 2:48 PM


KELOWNA - Police have two people in custody after calling in the troops Wednesday to recover a vehicle stolen from the Vernon area the day before.

The stolen older model pickup truck was noticed by police incidentally as they were watching what they call a 'problem residence' around 3 p.m., Jan. 25. In a release issued today, Jan. 26, Kelowna RCMP say plainclothes officers quickly determined the 90s era truck was reported stolen from a hotel in Vernon.

They waited until the truck pulled up to a gas station at Highway 33 and Dougall Road in Rutland, then called the street enforcement unit, the downtown enforcement unit, air support, a dog team and general duty officers.

They arrested Darcy William Every, 35, from the Shuswap area for a host of charges including theft of a motor vehicle and possessing a controlled substance. They also arrested a 30-year-old woman from Kamloops, who was later released. She may face charges as well, Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey says in the release.

O'Donaghey says we can expect police to be monitoring problem areas and encouraged people to keep telling police about such places.

"Both uniformed and plainclothes officers of the Kelowna RCMP continually monitor both residential and commercial properties within the community which are the source of increased calls for police service," O'Donaghey said. "Members of the community can expect to see increased patrols, police presence and often enforcement in the area surrounding such locations.”

“Our Crime Analysts within the detachment regularly monitor police contacts with these properties and the individuals associated to them.... That's why the RCMP strongly encourage residents of the community to diligently report any suspicious and suspected criminal activity to the police.”

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