Kamloops Mounties nab prolific wanted in robbery
A prolific offender is behind bars and will likely be facing charges in relation to a robbery last month in Aberdeen.
Police arrested 24-year-old Morten Joshua Creusot at about 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said officers were patrolling the area of a Valleyview motel when it was learned Creusot had been spotted in the area.
The officer found Creusot, who fled on foot. He was arrested after a short foot pursuit, Learned said.
Creusot and another man, 19-year-old Manny Brooks, are alleged to have taken part in a "violent drug rip-off" in late August, according to police.
On Aug. 20, Mounties say a 25-year-old man walked into an Aberdeen business with serious injuries, and used a phone to call police.
The victim told investigators he'd taken a bus to the area of Aberdeen Medical Centre, at 1966 Harrison Way, where he was supposed to meet a woman.
When he got there, investigators believe, he was jumped by two men — one armed with a baseball bat and the other with a knife.
A woman is also believed to have been present.
The two men are alleged to have robbed the victim of his drugs, money and cellphone.
Brooks was arrested a short time later and was eventually released on bail.
He is scheduled to appear in Kamloops provincial court for an arraignment hearing on Monday, Oct. 3.
Creusot is slated to appear in court for a bail hearing next Thursday (Oct. 6).
Both men, along with 18-year-old Taya Carly Reinbold, are charged with one count each of robbery, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.
At the time of the incident, police said the victim was in serious but stable condition. There has been no update on his condition.