Kamloops RCMP pick up Sheldon Nipshank who was on the lam.

Kamloops RCMP pick up Sheldon Nipshank who was on the lam.

Sheldon William Nipshank back in Quesnel provincial court after bench warrant arrest

Former local resident fled and disappeared when released from custody in January

  • Apr. 2, 2018 12:00 a.m.

Former local resident, Sheldon William Nipshank, was back in Quesnel provincial court on March 27.

He is facing several charges arising from a break-and-enter of outbuildings on the property of a home off Highway 26 around 3 a.m. on Oct. 23, 2017.

According to Quesnel RCMP, a man approached the home and rang the doorbell.

The homeowner, who was awakened by his front door bell ringing, answered and saw the suspect running away.

He then discovered his outbuildings had been broken into.

The homeowner took his home video surveillance to the Quesnel RCMP detachment where investigators were able to identify the man as Nipshank.

While on the lookout for for the suspect, local RCMP members, who were on patrol, spotted the accused and he was arrested around 10:10 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2017.

Police searched the vehicle and seized a loaded rifle.

Nipshank, 23, faced several charges, including three firearms-related infractions, a breach of probation, wilfully obstructing a peace officer, break-and-enter with intent and trespassing by night.

He was taken into custody and made several appearances before a judge while going through court system in Quesnel.

On Jan. 9, 2018, Nipshank was in court and requested a Judicial Interim Release, which is used until bail is granted, denied or the accused has chosen to remain in custody by consent.

His next court appearance was scheduled for Jan. 23.

However, Nipshank didn’t show up for court on Jan. 23.

Three bench warrants were issued for his arrest.

The accused had bolted, disappeared and wasn’t found in the area.

However, Nipshank was picked up in the Kamloops area and taken into custody on a warrant late last month.

He was charged with breach of conditions of a court-ordered undertaking or recognizance.

Currently in custody again, Nipshank was remanded to Quesnel where he faces an additional charge of failing to comply with a court-ordered probation.

His next court appearance with be Quesnel provincial court at 1:30 p.m. on April 10 to fix a date for his trial.

Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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