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UPDATE: North Okanagan RCMP find wanted man

Public and media help police nab Shaun Thomas
Shaun Thomas

UPDATE Aug. 10:

A man with an outstanding warrant was arrested by police shortly after media shared the news yesterday.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP requested the public’s assistance in locating 39-year old Shaun Rielly Thomas on Wednesday, Aug. 9. Mr

Thomas was arrested later that day and remains in custody pending a court appearance.

“We would like to thank the public and media partners for their assistance,” said Const. Chris Terleski, media relations officer.



The public’s help is being sought to find a man wanted by police.

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is requesting assistance in locating 39-year old Shaun Rielly Thomas.

Thomas is wanted for assault and four counts of breaching a release order.

He is approximately five-foot-11-inches tall, weighs 181 pounds, has black hair and hazel eyes.

If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Thomas, contact the RCMP at 250-545-7171 or information can be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or by leaving a tip online at

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Vernon has always been my home, and I've been working at The Morning Star since 2004.
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