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Okanagan Mounties seize stolen property valued at $300K

Mounties from Kelowna, Penticton and Lake Country seized stolen property estimated to be worth $300,000 earlier this month.

Among the items retrieved from three properties in Lake Country and Penticton were nine trailers, 18 firearms, a crossbow and tools.

Police said a 28-year-old Lake Country man was arrested on Jan. 13.

The RCMP said the discoveries were the result of an investigation initiated on Dec. 8, 2021.

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That probe was begun after a series of heavy equipment thefts in the area.

The RCMP said it will recommend that the arrested man be charged with:

  • Theft of a motor vehicle

  • Breaking and entering/committing theft over $5,000 x3

  • Possession of property obtained by crime x4

  • Driving while prohibited x8



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