Sheldon William Nipshank and Amy Rene Brown were in Quesnel provincial court on April 16, where a Stay of Proceedings was ruled on 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 a press release, Quesnel RCMP stated a man, later identified as Nipshank, was captured on the resident’s video surveillance system, rang the doorbell and ran away when the homeowner went to the door.
While on the lookout for the suspect and his vehicle, local RCMP members spotted the accused and arrested both occupants of the vehicle – Nipshank and Brown – around 10:10 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2017.
Police searched the vehicle and seized a loaded rifle.
Brown, 23, faced three charges: occupying a vehicle knowing a firearm was present; possessing a firearm without a licence and registration; and storage of a firearm contrary to regulations.
There was a Stay of Proceedings on all three charges.
Nipshank, 23, faced several charges, including three firearms-related infractions, a breach of probation, wilfully obstructing a peace officer and break-and-enter with intent.
There was a stay of proceedings on all of those charges.
On Jan. 9, 2018, Nipshank was granted 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, but he didn’t show up and three bench warrants were issued for his arrest.
Meanwhile, Kamloops RCMP was looking for Nipshank on the Quesnel bench warrants and they got Crown Counsel’s approval for a warrant on March 9.
A few days later, they realized Nipshank was already in custody, an arrest was made, and his case was heard in Kamloops provincial court on March 19, when he faced a charge of breaching the conditions of a court-ordered probation.
According to court records, Nipshank has a May 10 court date in Quesnel provincial court on a charge of trespassing at night and the Kamloops charge of breach of undertaking or recognizance.