A prolific offender has been arrested after fleeing from police.
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were advised of an unfolding police incident occurring on the Westside of Kelowna around 1:30 am Friday where an alleged stolen vehicle failed to stop for police.
“A multi-member response was initiated as the Kelowna RCMP requested the assistance of the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP after attempts to stop the vehicle using a spike belt failed and the vehicle continued to travel northbound towards Vernon,: says Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.
Vernon officers spotted the suspect vehicle, a white Chevrolet Silverado, northbound on Highway 97 where it again failed to stop for police. A spike belt was deployed, disabling the tires on the vehicle bringing it to a stop on Highway 97 just north of College Way.
Once police made contact with the vehicle, the male attempted to drive away on all four rims, however was unable to do so. Officers then extracted the driver from the vehicle and took him into custody without incident.
“As we know, crime is often cross-jurisdictional, however in this particular incident was cross-provincial”, says Cst. Kelly Brett. “All police forces involved in this case did an outstanding job of communicating and locating this particular offender to safely remove him from the streets”.
A 40 year old Alberta man is in police custody and is facing numerous charges including possession of stolen property, theft of credit card, fraud and flight from police.