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West Kelowna car theft suspect arrested twice in one week

October 15, 2020 - 10:22 AM

A West Kelowna man was arrested twice in the same week earlier this month, and is facing multiple charges. 

RCMP first arrested a 31-year-old West Kelowna man when he was found driving a stolen Ford F-350 pickup truck on Julien Road Oct. 3, according to an RCMP media release.

The suspect was found to be a prohibited driver and was arrested without incident. Bryce Williamson was brought before the courts and subsequently released on conditions for a future court date.

Then on Oct. 9, Kelowna RCMP followed a brown Chevrolet pickup truck with an inactive licence plate to a residence in the 500 block of Radant Road in Kelowna and performed a traffic stop.

The driver of the truck was Williamson, who was once again arrested. Police ran checks on the dirt bike that was found in the back of the truck and found it had been reported stolen Sept. 30 in Penticton. 

During a subsequent search investigators seized tools, an airsoft gun and what police believe to be illicit drugs, all of which he allegedly possessed contrary to the conditions of his release.

Williamson was denied bail Oct. 10 and remains in custody. 

The B.C. Prosecution Service has approved several charges including theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, possession of stolen property, driving while prohibited, failure to comply with a release order and breach of probation.

Williamson's next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 26, in Kelowna.

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