Stolen Truck Arrests
West Kelowna RCMP officers helped Vernon RCMP arrest two suspects.
On February 17th, 2017, a white Ford F150 was reported stolen in Red Deer Alberta.
On February 21st, 2017, at approximately 11:20 AM, a local police officer saw a white F150 parked in the parking lot of the mall complex at 3302 32nd Street in Vernon and attempted to speak to the occupants. Police say the man driving fled from the scene in an extremely dangerous manner nearly striking the officer before back up onto 34th Avenue, driving through the stop sign and heading north on 32nd Street.
RCMP received numerous complaints from the general public regarding the dangerous driving of this vehicle, and due to this assistance were able to track its movements from Vernon to Westside Road. North Okanagan RCMP requested the assistance on West Kelowna RCMP in locating this vehicle.
RCMP located the vehicle parked on a side street off Westside Road. Two suspects were arrested without incident a short distance from the vehicle.
The 36 year old male driver is facing numerous charges under the Criminal Code as well as the Motor Vehicle Act. These include Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Flight from Police, Breach of Recognizance, and driving while prohibited.
The 31 year old female passenger is facing a charge of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000.
Both have been held in custody to appear before the Vernon Provincial Court.
“Members of our community were instrumental as our eyes and ears in this incident, and allowed us to bring this to a safe conclusion.” said Sgt David Evan.