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Kelowna man arrested following vehicle theft and manhunt in the Kootenays

A Kelowna man is facing charges following a vehicle theft and manhunt in the Kootenays. File/ Global News

A Kelowna man is facing charges following a vehicle theft and manhunt in the Kootenays.

Trail RCMP received reports of a stolen BMW on the evening of May 3. The next day, RCMP say the vehicle was spotted near a library in Salmo.

“An officer from the Salmo RCMP attempted to detain a suspect, however, he allegedly fled from the area in the BMW,” read the Trail and Greater District RCMP weekly update.

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Trail RCMP say the BMW was located back in the Trail area and the suspect was found walking down the street in the Glenmerry community.

Officers arrested 33-year-old Michael Shimaro-Campbell, who remains in custody.

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“The man was found to be in possession of the keys to the stolen vehicle. Police recovered the BMW a short distance away,” read the weekly update.

Prosecutors have now approved charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000, dangerous driving and flight from police.

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