Kelowna RCMP Target Team recover two alleged stolen vehicles after arrest

Kelowna, BC – Kelowna RCMP Target Team arrested a 40-year-old man known to police after he was observed driving an alleged stolen truck.

On April 28, 2021, the Kelowna RCMP Target Team observed a man known to police operating a white 2002 Ford F350 pickup truck. Further investigation revealed that the licence plate on the white truck had been stolen out of Kelowna while the white truck itself was determined to have been reported stolen out of Vernon. Investigators followed the vehicle to the 1600 block of Dilworth Drive in Kelowna, at which point the male driver was observed exiting the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident.

(File photo) Vehicle Theft
(File photo) Vehicle Theft

“A search of the vehicle located a set of vehicle keys,” states Cpl. Guillaume Tanguay of the Kelowna RCMP Target Team. “The keys in the stolen truck lead investigators to the successful recovery of a 2018 Toyota Tacoma reported as stolen from a Kelowna residence earlier that day. The police would like to remind the public to always secure their vehicles and remove any belongings, including your vehicle keys, to prevent theft and other crimes.”

As a result of the investigation, the BC Prosecution Service has charged 40-year-old Christopher Brazeau with the following offences:

Possession of stolen property over $5000 contrary to Section 355(a) of the Criminal Code

Breach of probation contrary to Section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code

Breach of Undertaking contrary to Section 145(4)(a) of the Criminal Code

Driving while prohibited contrary to Section 102(a) of the Motor Vehicle Act

Mr. Brazeau remains in custody at time and the investigation remains ongoing.

File # 2021- 24345

Kelowna Regional RCMP

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