A 21-year-old male from Cranbrook is in custody facing a number of charges for offences committed in Kimberley, Cranbrook and Creston over the past few weeks.
The subject was arrested in Cranbrook for assault with a weapon after an incident on Oct. 29 where he pepper sprayed another male.
During the past few weeks the three communities experienced an unusually high number of thefts — particularly thefts of vehicles. An investigation was being conducted and the subject surfaced as a suspect.
After the arrest, police were able to link him to a number of incidents.
To date the subject is facing 12 charges including theft of vehicles, break and enter, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, possession of a weapon and theft. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending.
The subject is in custody and will appear in court later in the month.
Over the course of the investigation police seized a number of electronic devices but have been unable to identify the owners. If you had a theft and any of these items are yours contact the General Investigation Section at the Cranbrook RCMP Detachment, 250-489-3471.
• iPod touch, black 16GB, cracked screen
• iPod, silver, 80gb, photos titled Diego 1, Diego 2
• iPod, black, 80gb, playlist titled “running jams april 2013”
• iPod, black, 160gb, photos titled “alaska thailand”