Traffic stop recovers pickup stolen in 2009

Lake Country man arrested driving pickup reported stolen in Williams Lake in 2009.

  • Jan. 27, 2014 8:00 p.m.

A 30-year-old Lake Country man was arrested, and is facing criminal charges after being found behind the wheel of a pickup truck which had been reported stolen in 2009 from Williams Lake.

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 10:40 a.m. a member of the Lake Country RCMP conducted a routine traffic stop, at Camp Road and Davidson Road, with a white Ford pickup truck which the member determined had expired insurance.

The Mountie quickly determined that the vehicle’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) did not match the registration papers produced by the male driver. Further investigation revealed that the truck had been reported stolen from Williams Lake in 2009.

The driver and his 26-year-old passenger, also of Lake Country, were taken into custody without incident. The passenger was later released without charge.

The Lake Country man was driving without a valid drivers licence and was subsequently issued multiple fines under the Motor Vehicle Act.

The driver also faces a recommended criminal charge of Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 contrary to section 355(a) of the Criminal Code.

He was later released from police custody on a promise to appear in the Kelowna Law Courts on March 31.