Burglar steals items, family vehicle — and food from the fridge

A 55-year-old Kamloopsian known to police was arrested the same day and charged with possession of stolen property obtained by a crime.

A Kamloops family had its fridge raided and items stolen from their home by a burglar who then left the residence in the family vehicle.

Kamloops Mounties were notified at about 6:30 a.m.on June 12 of a break-in and theft the previous evening at a home on Sydney Avenue in North Kamloops.

article continues below

Police said the homeowner reported that while his family was sleeping, a suspect was able to gain entry into their home through an unlocked basement door.

Once inside, the suspect stole several valuable items, vehicle keys and ate food from the refrigerator before stealing family vehicle.

It didn’t take long for police to make an arrest, however, as at about 1 p.m. the same day, police responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle on Beach Avenue in North Kamloops, with two men inside who appeared to be unconscious.

“Police attended the area to find the two men in the front seats of the stolen vehicle,” Sgt. Darren Michels said. “The two males appeared to have been using drugs and had fallen asleep.”

Paramedics were called and tended to the two men.

One of the two men in the vehicle — a 55-year-old Kamloopsian known to police — was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property obtained by a crime.

“The Kamloops RCMP cannot emphasis enough how important it is to lock your vehicles and doors at night while you are sleeping to avoid becoming the victim of a crime of opportunity,” Michels said.

The man arrested, whose name was not divulged, was released on an undertaking and will appear in court at a later date.

© Kamloops This Week



Question of the Week POLL

Will you be cheering on Canada and watching the Olympics this year?

or  view results

Popular Kamloops This Week

Events Calendar

Help Us Help Kamloops. Support Local Media.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kamloops This Week is now soliciting donations from readers. This program is designed to support our local journalism in a time where our advertisers are unable to due to their own economic constraints. Kamloops This Week has always been a free product and will continue to be free. This is a means for those who can afford to support local media to help ensure those who can’t afford to can get access to trusted local information. You can make a one-time or a monthly donation of any amount and cancel at any time .

NEW: For every donation of $25 or greater, we will offer a digital advertising package to the local non-profit group of your choice.

Click on https://support.kamloopsthisweek.com for more information or to make your donation.

Thank you in advance for your support.