Kimberley RCMP arrest man, numerous charges laid

Kimberley RCMP arrest man, numerous charges laid

A 26-year old man was arrested last Wednesday, October 16 for Driving While Prohibited, Dangerous Driving and Flight From Police, reports Kimberley RCMP Detachment Commander Sgt. Chris Newel.

Newel says the subject, who was known to police, appeared in court on Friday, October 18, and was remanded into custody. His next court appearance was scheduled for Monday, October 21, 2019. At press time, there were no details on that appearance.

“The subject became the focus of a Break and Enter investigation that was reported on Tuesday Oct 15,” Newel said. “Video surveillance of the incident showed two men and a white vehicle. Police were on the lookout for the vehicle and it was spotted late on Tuesday, October 15, but if fled when police tried to stop it. Thanks to a tip from the public, police were able to determine a possible suspect. Police spotted the vehicle again on the afternoon of October 16 and attempted a traffic stop, again it fled. In both incidents police did not pursue the vehicle due to safety concerns.”

Police were able to locate the suspect later and made an arrest. The vehicle was seized. A search located stolen property, the majority being copper wire.

“He attended court charged on October 18, charged with Flight from Police X 2, Dangerous Driving and Drive While Disqualified.”

Three search warrants were subsequently executed; on the vehicle, a shed and the residence he was residing in. More stolen property was recovered along with evidence related to the Break and Enter reported on Tuesday October 15. The investigation was a combined effort between Kimberley General Duty members and the Cranbrook/Kimberley Crime Reduction Unit with assistance from Police Dog Service.

New charges have been approved by Crown Counsel including Fail to Comply with Probation Order X 2, Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Ammunition while being prohibited.

The subject was in Kelowna but has connections to Kimberley, he recently returned after being gone for several years. In the last few months there was a spike in thefts in Kimberley and police are following up to determine if there is a link to the other incidents.

“Officers put considerable time and effort into gathering evidence for court. The work and dedication shown is a testament to their commitment for a safer community,” said Newel.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Prince Charles Secondary School
School District 8 votes in favour of name change for Secondary School in Creston

In an act of reconciliation, a new name will be chosen for Prince Charles Secondary School

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada.
MP Morrison appointed to parliamentary national security committee

Kootenay-Columbia parliamentarian one of five candidates appointed to national security committee

In conjunction with the exhibition, Kimberley Arts at Centre 64 hired local Graffiti artist Jamie Cross to paint a mural that is serving as the backdrop for a public photo booth.
The annual “Artrageous” open art exhibition at Centre 64

Have you stopped in at Centre 64 lately? The gallery has been… Continue reading

The Kimberley Refugee Resettlement Group is active again after a few years off and are working to find a home for Gloria in Kimberley. Photo taken at a KRRG fundraiser several years ago. Bulletin file.
Kimberley Refugee Resettlement Group active once more

KRRG working to find a refugee a safe place to live in Kimberley

The Kimberley Aquatic Centre is set to reopen its doors to the public on July 6, after being shut down due to the pandemic in March, 2020. The Centre will be initially operating with reduced occupancy and limited program offerings. Bulletin file.
Kimberley Aquatic Centre set to re-open July 6

New safety infrastructure, limited guests and programming allow facility to open again

Maxwell Johnson is seen in Bella Bella, B.C., in an undated photo. The Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heiltsuk Nation, Damien Gillis, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
VIDEO: Chiefs join human rights case of Indigenous man handcuffed by police in B.C. bank

Maxwell Johnson said he wants change, not just words, from Vancouver police

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir stands outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after speaking to reporters, in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday, June 4, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kamloops chief says more unmarked graves will be found across Canada

Chief Rosanne Casimir told a virtual news conference the nation expects to release a report at the end of June

A woman wears a vaccinated sticker after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. ranks among highest in world in COVID-19 first-dose shots: health officials

More than 76% of eligible people have received their 1st shot

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

An artists conception of the new terminal building at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.
Air travel taking off in B.C., but lack of traffic controllers a sky-high concern

There will be demand for more air traffic controllers: Miller

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Canadian Armed Forces experts are on their way to North Vancouver after a local homeowner expressed worry about a military artifact he recently purchased. (Twitter DNV Fire and Rescue)
Military called in to deal with antique ‘shell’ at North Vancouver home

‘The person somehow purchased a bombshell innocently believing it was an out-of-commission military artifact’

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz have set their wedding date for February, hoping that more COVID-19 restrictions will have lifted. (The Macleans)
B.C. couples ‘gambling’ on whether COVID rules will let them dance at their wedding

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz pushed back their wedding in hopes of being able to celebrate it without the constraints of COVID-19

A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., May 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Report calls for airlines to refund passengers for flights halted due to COVID-19

Conclusion: federal help should be on the condition airlines immediately refund Canadian travellers

Most Read