A pair of South Okanagan men have made the RCMP’s most wanted suspects in B.C.
Police are hoping that with the help of the public they will be located and arrested soon.
“We want the community to know who these people are, and to remind the public if they see them not to approach, but to call police right away,” said Insp. Tim Shields, senior spokesperson for the RCMP in British Columbia.
Thomas Lawrence Grant has two outstanding warrants and RCMP list the man as a chronic offender around Penticton, the South Okanagan and Boundary regional detachment area.
Grant has two outstanding warrants. The first is from Nov. 16, 2010 on a Penticton file for possession of stolen property, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and mischief. The second warrant is for theft under $5,000 and possession of stolen property in Summerland. This warrant has been in effect since Nov. 26, 2010.
Police said all attempts to locate Grant at his residence as well as his known associates have been unsuccessful. In addition to his warrants, Grant is also accused and before the courts on charges of assault causing bodily harm in the Boundary regional detachment area and possession of counterfeit money in Penticton.
Marcus Sheena, who is listed as a “chronic offender in the Oliver and Penticton area,” on the RCMP Top 10 most wanted list, is currently wanted for breaching his probation conditions. Sheena is on probation from the Oliver-Osoyoos area where he was charged with assault with a weapon. RCMP said on that file, Sheena attempted to obtain money from the victim and when they refused he choked out the victim.
Sheena has been wanted since Nov. 7, 2010 and is evading arrest. Police believe he is hiding on the Osoyoos and Penticton reserves. His criminal record is lengthy, with 27 convictions including robbery, break and enter, assault with a weapon and multiple fail to comply charges.
RCMP warn that both Grant and Sheena are considered to be armed and dangerous and no action to apprehend these individuals yourself should be taken.
“We asked detachments and specialized investigative units across the province for the names of their most wanted suspects. They are wanted for violent and serious offences, and the sooner we can get them off our streets, the better. We also want to send these 10 wanted people a message: The public are now watching for you as well, and you have nowhere to run and hide,” said Shields.
Anyone with information about these individuals or their current whereabouts is asked to call their local police or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). For a list of B.C.’s Most Wanted visit the BC RCMP website at www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/bc/most wanted-eng.htm.