3 ar­rested af­ter raid on home in Kelowna

Moun­ties find drugs, stolen items, firearms dur­ing search

The Daily Courier - - OKANAGAN - By Daily Courier Staff

Three peo­ple were ar­rested Wed­nes­day night fol­low­ing the search of a home po­lice be­lieve was be­ing used by pro­lific of­fend­ers in Kelowna.

Po­lice say of­fi­cers ex­e­cuted a search war­rant at a res­i­dence in the 800 block of Martin Av­enue at 7:40 p.m.

Three peo­ple were found in­side the home at the time and were taken into cus­tody.

Dur­ing the search, po­lice seized il­licit drugs along with a sig­nif­i­cant amount of sus­pected stolen items, in­clud­ing sev­eral ex­pen­sive bi­cy­cles, spe­cial­ized cloth­ing, firearms and count­less per­sonal iden­ti­fi­ca­tion cards.

“Many of the items re­cov­ered have se­rial num­bers,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Don­aghey. “Our in­ves­ti­ga­tors are now pro­cess­ing the stolen prop­erty seized from this res­i­dence in an ef­fort to iden­tify right­ful owners and re­unite those cit­i­zens with their be­long­ings.”

One of the sus­pects, a 32-year-old Kelowna man, was wanted on nu­mer­ous out­stand­ing war­rants for his ar­rest, fac­ing up­wards of 13 theft- and fraud-re­lated crim­i­nal charges.

He was held in cus­tody and is fac­ing a num­ber of new crim­i­nal charges.

A 31-year-old Kelowna woman, who was also wanted on out­stand­ing war­rants for her ar­rest, was held in cus­tody.

A 25-year-old Kelowna woman was later re­leased and is ex­pected to ap­pear in court at a later date.

Any­one with ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact the RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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