Revelstoke RCMP have reported that the Kelowna RCMP have one male in custody after finding him behind the wheel of a stolen SUV out of Revelstoke BC.
“On Tuesday September 24, 2019 shortly after 7:00 AM, Revelstoke RCMP received a report of a white 2014 Ford Explorer had been stolen from the 300 block of 6 Street East in Revelstoke, BC,” reads the press release.
“Revelstoke RCMP immediately posted a broadcast message to neighbouring Detachments to be on the lookout for the stolen vehicle.
Shortly after 2:00 PM, Kelowna frontline members were alerted to a possible impaired driver operating a White SUV. Officers located the suspected White Ford Explorer traveling Westbound on Richter Street and after running the licence plate it was confirmed to be stolen out of Revelstoke.
Police attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver initially refused to pull over then drove into a parking lot at Bertram Street and Bernard Ave. Additional police units attended the location and the male driver and his passenger were arrested without incident. The male passenger was released from the scene without charge.
The driver of the vehicle gave police a false name but Officers felt the male was not being truthful and he was later identified through fingerprint analysis.
Twenty-seven year old, Keith MCKAY of Revelstoke BC was taken into police custody and brought before a Judge at the Kelowna Law Courts this morning.
Keith MCKAY was charged with multiple offences which included;
– Possession of stolen property over $5000
– Obstruct a Police Officer
– Breach of Probation X2
– Drive While Prohibited X2
MCKAY remains in police custody at this time and further charges are expected as police continue their investigation.”
The owner of the stolen vehicle had posted an image of the vehicle in the hopes of finding the stolen vehicle, and it was shared over 600 times.
This is not the first time Mckay has been on the wrong side of the law. The Revelstoke Review had reported in August of 2014 that McKay was sentenced to 90 days in jail after causing an accident on the Trans Canada Hwy. The judge found him guilty of driving while prohibited, breaching his probation and impersonating his brother to avoid arrest.
In January of 2019, North Okanagan RCMP requested the public’s help in locating McKay, who had outstanding warrents for both driving when prohibited and assault.