RCMP arrest suspect in Shuswap excavator theft case

By James Peters
October 30, 2018 - 11:04am

KAMLOOPS — Police have arrested a 38-year-old man in connection to a series of vehicle thefts in the region.

On October 18, officers came across a stolen black Ford F-350 pickup truck and ATV in Scotch Creek.

As they approached the truck, two men took off on foot.

Investigating that incident, officers determined the truck had been stolen out of Enderby and used in the theft of a John Deere excavator from Sicamous.

The excavator was recovered in the Revelstoke area on October 22.

In a news release, Chase RCMP Cpl. Scott Linklater says a suspect was taken into custody at a home in Blind Bay last Friday, where they also found a GMC pickup truck believed stolen from Kelowna.

The 38-year-old man, of no fixed address, had a series of outstanding warrants.

New charges being recommended include possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Linklater says RCMP have more investigating to do in relation to stolen property in the Shuswap, including another excavator found in Magna Bay.

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