Charges laid after bait taken in West Kelowna

West Kelowna

2021-04-14 08:04 PDT

File # 2021-20454

A 30-year-old man is in custody after taking the bait in West Kelowna.

On April 12, 2021 just before 2:45 a.m., West Kelowna RCMP was alerted by their police dispatchers, that one of the Bait Cars deployed in the West Kelowna area had been activated, entered and had gone mobile from its deployment location.

While receiving immediate and live updates from their dispatchers of the Bait Car’s location, speed and direction of travel, officers tactically flooded into the outlying areas.

Front line officers intercepted the vehicle near the intersection of Apollo Road and Hoskins Road where it had stopped, states S/Sgt. Duncan Dixon, Detachment Commander of the West Kelowna RCMP. Our dispatchers were integral in providing timely information while coordinating a police response to stop the Bait Car and arrest the suspect.

After arresting and identifying the suspect, officers determined the man was outstanding on a Canada-wide warrant.
30-year-old Raymond Francis Thiffault of Kamloops was arrested, held in police custody and appeared before the Kelowna Law Courts. He has since been charged with theft of a motor vehicle over $5,000.

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Cst. Solana Paré

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna Regional Detachment
1190 Richter St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K7
Office: 250-762-3300
Fax: 250-470-6348


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