A Williams Lake man remains in police custody awaiting a future court appearance after being charged with robbery and theft of a motor vehicle in the 140 Mile area.
31-year-old William Paul Bolton was apprehended on July 7 after police say he was located on a forest service road by alert community members.
“It is due to the vigilance and care executed by rural community members that further equipment was not stolen and Bolton was brought into custody,” said RCMP Inspector Jeff Pelley in a news release.
On July 5 at 12:46 pm Williams Lake RCMP responded to a report that a male had attended a residence in the 140 Mile area asking for a ride to Kamloops.
“During the course of this interaction the male grabbed lawn sheers and while brandishing them stole a side by side ATV,” Pelley said.“Police flooded the area but the male was not located.”
Later the same day a quad was stolen from a residence on Knife Creek road. The quad was recovered by police and the side by side ATV was recovered by neighbors in the area.
“In the early evening of July 7 community members, being on alert, came upon a cold and wet male on Big Meadow Forest Service Road,” Pelley said. “Knowing the circumstances of the past two days they contacted the police.”