Alleged auto thief arrested in Okanagan Falls

Amos Atkins is facing charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000 and operating a motor vehicle while prohibited.

A Penticton man has been charged with possession of stolen property in relation to the alleged theft of a vehicle.

Amos Atkins, 25, is facing charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000 and operating a motor vehicle while prohibited relating to the theft of a vehicle on Sept. 23.

Around 2:30 p.m. a Chevy Avalanche pick-up truck was stolen from Fairford Drive. The keys were left in the vehicle while the owner was visiting friends. Around 30 minutes later a suspicious vehicle complaint was called in near Okanagan Falls on East Side Road. The suspect had pulled into the driveway of a residence to change a flat tire, was unsuccessful and quickly took off on the flat tire. Police located the vehicle and a male matching the description of the suspect in a back alley on 9th Avenue in Okanagan Falls.