Penticton & South Okanagan News
Not guilty pleas in mailbox thefts
The Keremeos man who is a suspect in a number of thefts and break-ins in the South Okanagan has pleaded not guilty to the 17 counts he is facing.
Michael Stanley Minchau, who appeared by video in Penticton court on Wednesday, was arrested in January, along with Lisa Roseanne Carlisle, 27. RCMP say they were picked up after being accused of taking license plates from a vehicle in Olalla.
Further investigation revealed the pair could be responsible for other thefts and break-ins, including mail thefts in Keremeos and surrounding areas.
Minchau is also facing charges for theft and break and enter in Salmo and Midway, as well as breach charges.
Bob Maxwell is his lawyer for the South Okanagan charges. Minchau needs legal counsel for the other theft and break ins, which Maxwell said is a Grand Forks' matter
The next step regarding the 17 counts is a pre trial conference before a judge.
Both Minchau and Carlisle have extensive criminal records.
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