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Cycle Logic's wheels may fall off

If West Kelowna council follows the RCMP's advice, Cycle Logic Ltd. won't be in business Wednesday morning.

Council will consider district staff's recommendation to revoke the business's license when it meets at a regular meeting Tuesday evening.

Last September, police announced they had seized over $750,000 worth of stolen goods after a six-month investigation of Cycle Logic—located on Juliann Road in West Kelowna—and its owner, John Edward Newcome.

Some of the items stolen included an orange Mastercraft boat and trailer, a 2012 red Polaris Racer 570 ATV, a Speedex key cutting machine, a key programmer and a 2008 black Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Mounties also determined that members of the Hells Angels, and associate biker gangs the Throttle Lockers and Kingpin Crew, were implicated in a trafficking scheme operated out of the West Kelowna motorcycle shop.

The shop allegedly took in stolen vehicles, modified Vehicle Identification Numbers and then re-sold them in markets outside of the Okanagan.

Newcome was arrested and charged with 15 counts of Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000 and seven counts of Trafficking in Stolen Property Over $5,000.

"The RCMP recommends that city council cancel the business licence for Cycle Logic," states a police report included in council's agenda package.

Cycle Logic was incorporated on May 30, 2005 and Newcome is listed as the company president, secretary and only director.

He will have the opportunity to speak at the meeting Tuesday.

wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

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