Prolific offender arrested in Osoyoos

RCMP arrested a South Okanagan prolific offender wanted on two separate warrants

Jeffery Pelly, who RCMP have deemed a prolific offender, was arrested in Osoyoos on Sept. 12. Photo supplied by the RCMP

RCMP arrested a South Okanagan prolific offender, wanted on two separate warrants, on Wednesday night in Osoyoos.

Jeffrey Pelly, 42, is back behind bars after the Regional Targeted Enforcement Unit apprehended him on Sept. 12. One of the warrants alleges Pelly fled from RCMP on Aug. 21 in a stolen pickup truck.

Related: Prolific offender lasts 12 minutes on bail

“Great co-ordinated effort and intelligence led to this arrest. Habitual offenders like Pelly create a lot of crime and use a lot of resources. Very good to have him back in jail,” said Const. Liam McCready in a news release.

Related: Wanted man crashes vehicle into a truck, continues to evade RCMP

In 2015, Pelly was found sleeping in a stolen car and was arrested. He received bail and arrested within 12 minutes of his release as the Penticton Drug Task Force and Crime Reduction Unit said they watched Pelly leave the probation office and smash the window of a vehicle and steal a cash box from inside.

Related: Penticton man inadvertently becomes poster boy for property crime

Pelly appeared in court on Thursday and was remanded into custody pending his next appearance on Sept. 26.

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