Merritt resident arrested and charged after attempting to trade tools for gas.
S/Sgt Lorne Wood says the incident involving a 45-year-old local male happened at an undisclosed gas station in Merritt on May 11th.
When officers arrived, they discovered the man well known to police breaching probation.
"The male subject is on several conditions including not to be found operating a motor vehicle without the registered owner present. As such, the vehicle was impounded, and the male was arrested for breaching his probation order."
The male charged remains in custody.
Wood also says he is facing a mischief charge for undisclosed actions that occurred once he got to the detachment.