RCMP in Lillooet have recovered tens of thousands of dollars-worth of stolen items, including a tiny home that was reported as stolen in late December from the Boston Bar area.
A 48-year-old Lillooet man now faces numerous potential charges.
He is expected to make his first appearance in Lillooet Provincial Court on March 9, 2021.
On December 28, 2020 Boston Bar RCMP received a report of a break and enter to a seasonal property and theft of a small home stored at that property situated in the 41000-block of the Trans-Canada Highway in Boston Bar.
The tiny home, which measured 8 feet by 17 feet, with cedar siding and solar panels, was mounted on a flat deck trailer.
Boston Bar RCMP shared the description of the stolen tiny home with its neighbouring policing jurisdictions in an effort to track it down. Despite extensive patrols police were unable to locate the stolen tiny home or a suspect.
On December 31, 2020, police received information that a suspect had allegedly attempted to sell them a tiny home, matching the description of the stolen home.
Front line RCMP officers responded, and have taken a man into custody.
On January 3, 2021 investigators with the Lillooet RCMP returned to the property in question, armed with a search warrant.
As a result of its search, Lillooet RCMP seized the home and other property.
Police officers also recovered a generator reported as stolen in August 2020 from Coldstream BC in the North Okanagan.
Police estimated the total value of the stolen property recovered to be upwards of $80,000.
The investigation is still active.