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Young Kelowna man charged with stealing nine vehicles in two weeks

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December 05, 2017 - 6:30 PM

KELOWNA – A 19-year-old Kelowna man who police found in a stolen vehicle last month has been charged with eight additional vehicle thefts in less than two weeks.

Police found the man seated inside a grey Honda Accord after a resident reported a theft in progress. The car had been reported stolen from the 800 block of Saucier Avenue less than two hours earlier and while investigating, RCMP found another car that was also reported stolen Nov. 23. 

Lenny James Lipscombe was arrested shortly before 1:30 a.m. Nov. 24 in the 2100 block of Burtch Road allegedly trying to steal his third vehicle that night.

Court records show he is charged with nine thefts of a motor vehicle, two thefts under $5,000, possession of controlled substance, mischief, assault and uttering threats.

The vehicle thefts occurred Nov. 12, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24.

The possession of a controlled substance dates more than a month earlier, on Sept. 1. The theft and mischief allegedly occurred Oct 19, 2017. The assault and threats happened Nov. 17.

RCMP would not comment further on the case, saying it is now before the courts. Lipscombe is being held in custody and his next court appearance will be Dec. 14 for a bail hearing.

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