Pro­lific of­fender off streets

Kam­loops man with lengthy crim­i­nal record ar­rested in stolen car

The Daily Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By Daily Courier Staff

Kelowna RCMP have ar­rested a pro­lific of­fender fol­low­ing a se­ries of ve­hi­cle thefts.

Po­lice re­ceived a re­port from a Kelowna res­i­dent that his ve­hi­cle, a 2008 Lexus, was stolen from the Lower Mis­sion at 4:52 p.m. Satur­day, and an­other ve­hi­cle, a Chevro­let pickup truck, was left in its place.

The pickup truck had been stolen ear­lier that day, around 2:10 p.m., said Cpl. Ta­nia Car­roll.

A man and woman had driven onto the truck owner’s prop­erty in a stolen Volk­swa­gen Golf, as­saulted the owner and stolen his keys and truck. The Golf, which was re­ported stolen from Lake Coun­try at 7:50 a.m. that day, was left be­hind as the two sus­pects left in the truck.

Po­lice say they spot­ted the stolen Lexus at 8:30 p.m. that day with a male driver and a fe­male pas­sen­ger.

“The oc­cu­pants of the Lexus were un­aware they were be­ing ob­served by un­marked po­lice ve­hi­cles,” said Car­roll.

At 10:45 p.m., Kelowna RCMP re­ceived a re­port of a red Lexus parked with its en­gine run­ning at the Kelowna Golf and Coun­try Club.

The caller re­ported both the male driver and the fe­male pas­sen­ger ap­peared to be passed out.

“Sev­eral uni­form and non-uni­form Kelowna po­lice mem­bers con­verged on the Lexus, (and) the male and fe­male were ar­rested and taken into cus­tody,” said Car­roll.

Both sus­pects ap­peared in court on Mon­day to face a num­ber of charges.

“They will both con­tinue to ap­pear in court un­til th­ese in­ves­ti­ga­tions and charges have been dealt with,” said Car­roll. The man has been iden­ti­fied as Jesse Shawcross, a 37-year-old Kam­loops res­i­dent with a lengthy crim­i­nal record dat­ing back to 1999, said Car­roll. He also has sev­eral out­stand­ing war­rants for drug and breach charges.

His pas­sen­ger has been iden­ti­fied as Cheri McCann, a 30-year-old woman of no fixed ad­dress.

“Re­mov­ing this of­fender, Shawcross, from the streets of Kelowna will have a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact in re­duc­ing prop­erty crimes, as well as vi­o­lent crimes in our com­mu­nity,” said Car­roll. “The street en­force­ment unit as well as the uni­formed mem­bers of the Kelowna RCMP did an out­stand­ing job in co-or­di­nat­ing his ap­pre­hen­sion.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this in­ves­ti­ga­tion is asked to call the RCMP at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477 to re­main anony­mous.

Shawcross

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