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Two arrested for possession of stolen items from evacuated homes

Williams Lake - Targeted enforcement of prolific property criminals in the Williams Lake area resulted in the arrest of two individuals following a vehicle stop.

On July 11, 2017, two individuals were arrested as a result of a routine vehicle stop at 9 Avenue North and Latin Street. During a subsequent search of their vehicle, police officers located a television which is believed to have been taken during a break and enter from an evacuated home in the Wildwood area on July 8, 2017.

Based on that vehicle stop, a search warrant was executed on July 12, 2017 at a residence on 10 Avenue North as well as a seond residence on 11 Avenue North. Investigators discovered several items believed to have been taken from three other locally evacuated residences.

A 27-year-old male and a 24-year-old female have been taken into custody and are currently facing possible charges relating to break and enter and possession of stolen property.

The RCMP will continue their efforts to patrol evacuated zones on a 24 hour basis. We encourage anyone who notices anything or any suspicious persons in their neighborhood to contact police in order for us to investigate.