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Police nab wanted man

The Osoyoos RCMP have captured a wanted man thanks to help from the public.

Kael Austin Svensden, 21, was arrested Saturday in Osoyoos around 2:45 p.m, according to Sgt. Jason Bayda.

“The Osoyoos RCMP would like to thank those from the public that called in numerous tips over the last couple of days and provided information of his whereabouts,” he said. “It is these tips that led to his arrest.”

Svensden was wanted for one count of careless use of a firearm, one count of possession of a firearm, one count of escape lawful custody, one count of theft under $5000, one count of mischief under $5000, two counts of break and enter, two counts of assault, two counts of fraud under $5000, two counts of breach of an undertaking and eight counts of possession of stolen property.

He had been placed under 24-hour house arrest in September while he awaited trial, a condition he soon breached.

He’s slated to appear in Penticton court Monday.



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