Cops found wanted man

Cops found wanted man

Police were seeking the public's help in locating this man (Kael Austin Svendsen) wanted on eight warrants. (Photo contributed)

It wasn’t long after police circulated the mugshot of Kael Svendsen until the public led them to his arrest in Osoyoos.

The 21-year-old was busted without incident at 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 24.

“Numerous tips” from the public last week “provided information of his whereabouts,” reads the RCMP press release. “It is these tips that led to his arrest.”

Svendsen was remanded in custody and appeared in Court on Monday, Nov. 26.

Two days before his arrest, the Osoyoos RCMP gave local media a modern-day Wanted Poster, which highlighted the serious nature of Svendsen’s outstanding charges.

He was wanted for careless use of a firearm; possession of a firearm; escape lawful custody; theft under $5,000; mischief under $5,000; two counts of break and enter; two counts of assault; two counts of fraud under $5,000; two counts of breach of an undertaking and eight counts of possession of stolen property.

Before police went out looking for him, Svendsen was under 24-hour house arrest while awaiting trial since September.

He was described as a five-foot-nine white guy weighing in at 160 pounds.  His hair and eyes are all brown.