Business tip leads to Sapriken’s arrest

A man wanted by RCMP on a series of outstanding warrants has been caught and jailed.

  • Mar. 18, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Castlegar News Staff

A man wanted by RCMP on a series of outstanding warrants has been caught and jailed.

Russell David Sapriken, 45, was arrested March 6 thanks to a tip from a Castlegar business. He appeared in court five days later and was sentenced to 10 months in jail followed by one year of probation and a number of fines.

In late January, RCMP appealed for the public’s help to locate Sapriken, who had ten warrants for his arrest for driving while prohibited, breach of recognizance, theft under $5,000, and failing to appear.

The charges stemmed from a number of incidents between October 2013 and November 2014 in the Trail and Castlegar areas. The warrants were issued after he was a no-show in court. Police said they thought Sapriken was still in the area but hiding.

“The RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Sapriken,” Cpl. Kelly Hall said.

 

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