One man charged in connection to break, enter and theft to local business

Salmon Arm

2020-12-10 19:27 PST

File # 2020-7440

On December 5, 2020 a business on 30th Street SW in Salmon Arm reported that they had been broken into overnight. Items valued at over $10,000 were reportedly stolen along with a small amount of cash.

Investigators were quickly able to identify a suspect and a vehicle and later that same day, the suspect vehicle was located by a vigilant front line officer. The vehicle was stopped and the suspect driver was arrested.

The suspect was held in custody at the local RCMP Detachment. The BC Prosecution Service has approved criminal charges against 56 year-old, Larry Ovens of Surrey. Larry Ovens has now been charged with Mischief, Theft Over $5000 and Break Enter and Theft. He has been remanded into custody by the courts and is expected to appear in court next on December 14th 2020.

Released by:
S/Sgt. Scott West
Detachment Commander
Salmon Arm RCMP

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