September 13, 2017 3:41 pm

Kelowna RCMP arrest a man they describe as a prolific offender

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A Kamloops man, who police say has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1999, has been arrested in Kelowna following a string of car thefts in the central Okanagan.

Police said it all started on Sept. 9 when they received a report from a Kelowna resident that his vehicle, a 2008 Lexus, was stolen from his Lower Mission home and replaced with another vehicle, a Chevy pickup.

Police determined the Chevy pickup was also stolen earlier in the day from another residence.

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Police said in the pickup theft, two suspects, a man and woman, drove onto the property in a stolen Volkswagen Golf, assaulted the homeowner and stole his keys and truck. They left behind the Golf, which was stolen from Lake Country that same day.

Later that night at around 10:45 p.m., police received a report of a red Lexus parked, with its engine running, in the parking lot at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club.  The caller reported that both occupants,a man and woman, appeared to be passed out.

Police arrived on scene and arrested the pair.

They appeared in court on Sept. 11 to face a number of charges.

Jesse Shawcross, a 37-year-old of Kamloops and Cheri McCann, a 30-year-old of no fixed address, are now facing a number of charges.

There is no word on their next court appearance.




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