RCMP arrest suspect in recent thefts in valley
On Tuesday, August 17, Columbia Valley RCMP identified the make, model and license plate of a vehicle that was suspected of being involved in recent thefts in the Columbia Valley.
Later the same evening an officer located the suspect vehicle, a grey Buick Envision, in Radium Hot Springs and conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle.
The driver was arrested for possession of stolen property and theft. Located during the search of the vehicle was a Honda EV2000i generator, a Husqvarna chainsaw, a Naakua inflatable paddleboard and other tools reported stolen in Radium and Invermere August 16 and 17.
The adult male was held in cells for investigation and released the following morning on conditions to attend court at a later date.
“Officers continue to investigate other recent thefts in the Columbia Valley in an effort to recover further stolen property and to determine if there are any links,” reported Sgt. Darren Kakuno, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander.