Kelowna man charged in Kamloops vehicle theft

Kamloops City

2022-11-09 10:11 PST

File # 2022-40161

A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant is back in custody, following a report of a stolen security vehicle yesterday.

On Nov. 7, 2022, Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to reports of a security vehicle that had crashed into a light standard on Seymour Street West, then continued driving eastbound down Columbia Street. Shortly after, police received another report indicating the vehicle was allegedly stolen.

Multiple frontline officers, members of the Kamloops RCMP Targeted Enforcement Unit, Municipal Traffic Unit, and the Police Dog Service Unit responded to the area, both in marked and unmarked vehicles, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson. Thanks to the continuous updates provided on the vehicle’s location, officers were able to wait until the vehicle was safely stopped in Valleyview Square before moving in to take the suspect into custody.

Joseph Alain Parent, 46, of Kelowna, was held in custody on five charges: theft of motor vehicle; theft under $5,000; mischief; dangerous driving; and possession of stolen property. His next court date is scheduled for Dec. 1, 2022.

A Canada-wide arrest warrant for being unlawfully at large was also executed on Parent.

Released by

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Office
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
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