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Wanted US citizen apprehended by RCMP in BC Southern Interior

A man wanted in multiple jurisdictions in the United States was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Ashcroft B.C. Tuesday morning.

On April 28, just before 9:30 a.m., an American citizen was arrested by RCMP in connection to a report of a break-and-enter in progress to a commercial building located along Cornwall Road in Ashcroft. Police investigators also believe the suspect is connected to a stolen motor vehicle recovered in the Ashcroft area on April 26. The white Mini Cooper had been left abandoned at a gas station in the village, after it had reportedly been taken from the Vancouver area earlier that day.

Authorities now believe that the suspect had illegally crossed the border into Canada, and is responsible for a number of crimes throughout Canada and the USA.

RCMP have liaised with the Canada Border Services Agency officials who have issued a detention order for the 29-year-old Fresno California man. Efforts remain underway to return the man to the United States.

Frontline RCMP officers in the region have been working tirelessly to support the regional Emergency Operations Centre and area residents impacted by flooding, said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the BC RCMP Southeast District. Protecting residents directly or indirectly affected by flood situations, by maintaining the peace and upholding the law remains our highest priority.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Ashcroft RCMP at 250-453-2216.