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One in Custody For Vehicle Theft

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 11:42 AM

Stolen truck failed to make it on to highway- photo 250News

Prince George, B.C. – Shortly after 8 this morning,  RCMP in Prince George were advised a pick-up truck has been stolen  near the corner of  18th avenue and Lyon Street in Prince George.

Minutes later,  a PG RCMP  memberin an unmarked SUV  spotted the  vehicle being driven on 20th Avenue near Massey Drive.   An attempt to stop the  stolen truck  ended  with a collision  involving the stolen truck and the police vehicle.

The suspect  kept on driving,  heading down  Pine Street until  the  vehicle collided with a cement barrier near  the intersection with Ford Avenue.   The  driver then  took off on foot across Highway 97,  but  was  tracked by Police Service Dog “Dero” and members of the   detachment’s Street Crew Section.

A 41 year old man is now in custody.

The investigation is continuing.   Anyone with any information about this  incident is asked to contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300   or  Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

 

Comments

This appears to be a city of PG rental vehicle.

    I was thinking the same thing.

Looks like a new Chevy. I wonder if the Police could contact OnStar and have them remotely disable the vehicle? I’m sure that must be an option…

And our ICBC rates go higher,,,forty one year will be on the streets next AM.

I would consider it more news worthy if the perpetrator would definitely get a jail sentence! He should also be required by law to pay for all the damages on both vehicles! If he has no money he should be forced to make monthly payments from any income. no matter how little he is making!

In the meantime he should have his drivers license taken away for several years and prohibited from driving any vehicle!

    Well, except for stolen vehicles, one doesn’t require a license to drive one of those…

    A criminal paycheque doesn’t equate to taxable income, so no blood from a stone.
    He could care less about a driver license.

    What happened to the bait car/truck program? Has it been discontinued?

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