Teenagers baited into joyride land in jail

Three Okanagan men are in custody after being caught in a stolen bait vehicle this morning.

  • May. 24, 2012 2:00 p.m.

Three young men are in custody after being caught in a stolen bait vehicle this morning.

The Kelowna RCMP received notification of a bait vehicle activation in the Rutland area,  May 24 just before 5 a.m.

“Police attempted to stop the vehicle on Springfield Road near Dilworth Drive but the driver refused to stop,” said Const. Kris Clark.

“Police subsequently deactivated the vehicle and it was safely stopped near Burtch Road on Springfield Road. Two Kelowna teenage boys, ages 15 and 16,  and an 18 year old West Kelowna man were taken into custody without incident.”

A search of the vehicle revealed tools consistent with auto theft as well as several weapons.

Police will be recommending a number of charges against the three including Theft of Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, and Possession of Break-In Instruments. The West Kelowna man also faces potential charges of Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Fail to Comply with Probation.

All three are expected to appear in Court later today.

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