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Two Kelowna men arrested, facing break and enter charges: Police

Kelowna RCMP say two suspects spotted by a ‘vigilant’ resident were arrested on Wednesday and are now facing criminal charges. File / Global News

Two Kelowna men are facing charges of break and enter and possession of stolen property, police announced Thursday.

Kelowna RCMP say the two were arrested on Wednesday morning, just after 6:30 a.m., following a report of suspicious activity from a “vigilant” resident.

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Police say the resident spotted an unfamiliar motor vehicle, a black Jeep Cherokee, along the 3700 block of East Kelowna Road.

According to police, officers later located and stopped the Jeep along nearby Fisher Road. The Jeep was reportedly bearing stolen licence plates, with police adding the driver was taken into custody without incident.

Police also said investigators found stolen items inside the Jeep. Police believe those items were from a recently discovered break and enter in the area.

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“A second male suspect was also located by police on foot along East Kelowna Road,” said Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “This man was in possession of a jerry can, filled with suspected stolen fuel. RCMP have reason to believe the two men were working together.”

Police say Stefen Rasmussen, 25, and Christopher Brazeau, 38, have been charged with break and enter to commit an indictable offence and possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Police added that Rasmussen has also been charged with breach of probation and driving while disqualified.

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