Prolific offender nabbed in minivan

A 33-year old Kelowna man is facing a series of criminal charges after allegedly being found in possession of a stolen mini-van

  • Oct. 17, 2014 7:00 a.m.

A 33-year old Kelowna man who is known to police is facing a series of criminal charges after allegedly being found in possession of a stolen mini-van early Wednesday evening.

The Kelowna RCMP responded to a reported theft of a vehicle that had just been stolen from a business on the 2300 block of Enterprise Way, Oct. 14 at 9:16 a.m. The vehicle, a Dodge Caravan was witnessed being driven away from the property.

The West Kelowna RCMP then received a report from a concerned citizen Oct. 15 at 5:23 pm, regarding a vehicle occupied by a suspicious male inside their gated community on the 1500 block of Chardonnay Place.

“The suspect vehicle was spotted a short time later by a West Kelowna RCMP general duty officer and confirmed to be stolen. The Kelowna RCMP Street Enforcement Units quickly established surveillance on the stolen vehicle and positively identified and arrested the alleged suspect who was known to police,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey.

The alleged suspect, a 33 year-old Kelowna man, was taken into police custody after he had exited the stolen vehicle, minimizing the risk to both police and the public, in the 4000 block of Pritchard Road. Investigators located ammunition, but no firearms, during of the search of the suspect incidental to his arrest.

“It was the combined efforts of the Kelowna RCMP Street Enforcement Units and the West Kelowna RCMP General Duty Section who worked together to affect an arrest of the suspect without incident,” says Sgt. Alex Lynch.  “Being a Regional Detachment it provides us with the ability and flexibility to deploy much needed resources anywhere within the region to aggressively and effectively target our high priority prolific offenders.”

Stanley Charles Nickason has been charged with 1 count of Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000, 2 counts of Possession of Ammunition Contrary to Order and 1 count of Driving While Disqualified. He has been remanded into custody and is expected to re-appear in Court on October 23, 2014.

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Basement fire quickly extinguished

Fire crews quickly extinguished a basement fire at a home in Kelowna

West Kelowna neighbourhood fed up with criminal activity

Prowler frustrating West Kelowna residents

Kelowna motel robbed, suspect sought

The suspect threatened to harm the lone front desk clerk and demanded money.

Kelowna airport hosts accessibility event

Canucks Autism Network event brings families together to help deal with air travel

Penticton reporter reflects on covering Charles Manson

Charles Manson, leader of a murderous cult, died on Sunday at 83

Heavy snowfall expected on Coquihalla

Snow forecast for mountain highways

Annett finishes season on the podium at Ironman Arizona

Penticton triathlete sets new course record on the bike

Cash donations create purchasing power

Salvation Army and food banks stretch a donated dollar a long way

Hergott: A pedestrian’s legal obligation

Lawyer Paul Hergott questions the moral obligation of pedestrians and motorists

Coyotes grab Okanagan boys title

George Elliott defeats Seaton in AA volleyball final, seeded third heading to provincials

ICBC overbilling for crash repairs not the problem, dealers say

Collision repair shops reject union claim of inflated costs

Last day for shoeboxes at Kelowna Gospel Fellowship

Kelowna church has been gathering gifts for kids in need in countries around the world

Owls soar to Okanagan volleyball title

KSS girls win 4A championship for 12th straight year beating Pen Hi in final

B.C. groups to address child sex abuse in sports

viaSport is organizing a full day of education in association with Canadian Centre for Child Protection and the Coaching Association of Canada.

Most Read