Vehicle theft: suspect remains in custody

Kamloops City

2023-06-26 16:28 PDT

File # 2023-20278

A man facing five charges remains in custody until his next court appearance, following a theft investigation that began earlier this month.

On June 9, 2023, around 6:25 a.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to a report of a suspected impaired driver on the 1700-block of the East Trans Canada Highway. As part of the investigation, police discovered the vehicle had allegedly been stolen from the 1300-block of Hugh Allan Drive. The vehicle was located abandoned on June 15 in a parking lot on McGill Road.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, officers were able to identify a suspect and arrest him on June 17, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson. He was held for court and remanded into custody, where he remains following a court appearance earlier today, June 26.

John Ryder Larsen, 34 years old, of Kamloops is charged with: two counts of failure to comply with a release order; theft of a motor vehicle exceeding $5,000; possession of tools suitable for breaking into a place; and driving while suspended under S.234 (1) of the Motor Vehicle Act. His next court appearance is scheduled for July 4, 2023.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000.

Released by

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn

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