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Police recover cache of stolen items, drugs, firearms from home on 89th Street; charges pending
An Osoyoos couple is grateful to the RCMP for recovering a model airplane and equipment that was stolen from their garage recently.
Doug and Shirley Cryderman were just a couple of the numerous theft victims contacted by Osoyoos RCMP this week after police recovered a cache of stolen items from a garage on 89th Street at the south end of Osoyoos.
In the course of their investigation, RCMP also seized firearms, ammunition, drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Sgt. Kevin Schur, commanding officer at the Osoyoos RCMP detachment, said police were investigating a recent break and enter, which led them on Monday to a residence where a possible suspect was located.
During the investigation, police noted tools inside the garage, which they believed were from recent thefts. As a result, they searched the garage and recovered a large number of stolen hand and power tools. Live ammunition was also found during the search of the garage, Schur said.
The ammunition led police to search the residence where firearms, many additional stolen items, drugs and drug paraphernalia were also seized.
A truck and boat were also seized for the investigation.
RCMP say that eight people at the house were detained during the search and it was determined that none of them were on the lease agreement for the rental property.
The people at the house were removed from the property and the owner has since revoked any lease agreement.
RCMP are determining what criminal charges are possible from this investigation, Schur said.
The house has been a focal point for criminal activity and has been watched by police for several months, Schur added.
Police are currently working on an inventory of the substantial amount of stolen property recovered and will be notifying other victims of recent thefts to pick up their stolen property soon.
The plane stolen from the Crydermans and later recovered was a model of a stunt biplane built by Doug Cryderman. It was capable of flying with remote control. Radio and starter equipment used to fly the plane was also recovered, he said.
The Crydermans, who never thought they would see the plane again, were pleased by the work done by the police to recover it and other items.
“I think the RCMP should be commended,” said Shirley Cryderman.