Driver of Stolen Vehicle Arrested

Penticton – Police in Penticton successfully apprehended driver of stolen truck after deploying spike strip.
On November 6th, 2018, at 2 p.m., Penticton RCMP were alerted to a sighting of a stolen pick-up truck traveling south toward Penticton from Summerland. Plain clothes investigators observed the truck traveling into Penticton near Red Wing at Hwy 97, and attempted to use spike strips. The driver was able to avoid the officers and drive up into the West Bench area.
Officers, including those assisting from the General Investigative Sections, Targeted Enforcement, and Police Service Dog units, subsequently located the vehicle traveling onto the Penticton Indian Reserve lands. Officers deployed another set of spike strips, which was successful in deflating the truck’s tires.
“Due to the truck being built to withstand tough driving conditions, the driver was able to continue driving, at slow speeds, up Green Mountain Rd. After a few kilometres, the driver wasn’t able to continue, and our Officer’s coordinated the safe apprehension of the 24 year old female driver”, explained Cst. James Grandy.
The female driver was held in custody on charges of Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, Possessing of a controlled substance, Flight from police and Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. She is expected to appear in Penticton Provincial Court on November 8th, 2018.
“The Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional Detachment continues its commitment to safer homes and communities through solid teamwork and flexible coordination of resources”, emphasises Cst. Grandy.