Kelowna man, 44, arrested, going through fees of armed theft, flight from police: RCMP

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2021-06-19 01:57:24

A Kelowna man was arrested and is going through “a slew of alleged offences” spanning the Central and North Okanagan, say police.

The costs embody theft with a firearm, harmful operation of a motorcar and flight from police.

RCMP say they stem from a reported theft in Coldstream on Wednesday night time, the place two individuals inside their car have been approached by an unknown man who then pointed a handgun at them.

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“The suspect reportedly pressured the pair out of the car, took quite a few private objects and allegedly stole their car,” Vernon North Okanagan RCMP mentioned of the 11:30 p.m. incident at Kalamalka Lake lookout.

A bystander was serving to the 2 victims when officers arrived.

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“The suspect fled southbound on Freeway 97 and previous to leaving the scene, the suspect allegedly set hearth to the game utility car he had arrived in,” mentioned RCMP Const. Chris Terleski.

Then, simply after midnight, Kelowna RCMP have been notified that the stolen car was reported to be within the Rutland space. Officers situated the car southbound on Glenmore Street.

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“The suspect car fled at a excessive price of pace when an officer tried to cease it,” mentioned RCMP Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy. “The Camaro was situated, deserted on Highpointe Drive a short while later.”

Police say officers started instantly trying to find the suspect. An imitation handgun was discovered, with the suspect situated and arrested with out incident a number of blocks away.

They added the 44-year-old Kelowna man was being held in custody for a courtroom look, and that the investigation is being despatched to the BC Prosecution Service for evaluation and cost approval.

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