Bobcat stolen from Vernon property

RCMP have recovered a vehicle taken from an automobile dealership

Heavy equipment has been stolen.

Some time between Friday evening and Sunday morning, a 2006 Bobcat S220 went missing from the 4500 block of 27th Street in Vernon.

“It’s an obvious theft. Someone would have had to see something,” said Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy, with the RCMP.

“If you saw it driving down 27th Street, we’d like to hear from you.”

The $20,000 bobcat is orange and white and had the name A1 Contracting on it. It is equipped with an 8.5-foot bucket.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the RCMP at 250-545-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Vehicle recovered

Police have located a stolen vehicle.

On March 9 at about 6:45 a.m., the Vernon RCMP received a report that a white Tacoma had been stolen from Vernon Toyota on 48th Avenue.

“While officers were investigating the truck theft, it was determined that a man had also stolen merchandise from a local gas station,” said Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

The vehicle was located on Tronson Road at about 11:30 a.m. and a suspect was arrested a short time later by officers.

Kyle Lawrence, 23, of Kelowna, is facing charges of theft over $5000, theft under $5000 and driving while prohibited. He has been remanded into custody.