Pair charged in crime spree

Two men are in custody facing a long list of charges after a week-long crime spree in the Central Okanagan earlier this month.

One of the men is now facing 14 charges including some out of Vernon and Enderby.

On Feb. 9, shortly before 8 a.m., a member of the Central Okanagan Traffic Services conducted a random traffic stop for an illegal pass on Enterprise Way, near Baron Road, in Kelowna.

“The driver provided a false name and was found to be in possession of stolen property, including the Nissan Xterra which had apparently been purchased using another person’s identification that was found in his pocket,” Const. Kris Clark, said Kelowna RCMP spokesperson.

The suspect was identified and was arrested for obstruction and possession of stolen property.

The Kelowna property crime unit assumed the investigation as the man had been a suspect in a string of break-ins where access cards to apartment buildings were stolen and storage lockers in underground parking were ransacked.

Cody Parent, 21, remains in custody and is currently charged with 14 counts including possession of stolen property, fail to comply with probation, obstruction, fraud over $5,000, personation, break and enter with intent, theft over $5,000, theft under $5,000 and mischief.

It’s believed some of those charges relate to incidents in Vernon and Enderby.

Parent and a 31-year-old man from Lions Bay, B.C. face more charges in connection with nearly 20 different investigations in the Kelowna area.


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