Two suspects arrested after failure to stop

Fort St John

2022-12-09 07:44 PST

File # 2022-10385

On November 30, 2022, the Fort St John RCMP Crime Reduction Unit was conducting a stolen property investigation in the 10000 block of 114th Avenue, when they observed a vehicle leave the residence under surveillance. A traffic stop was attempted with the vehicle, but it failed to stop for police.

Moments later, the same suspect vehicle was located by a patrolling frontline police officer who conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle. At the time, the driver and passenger were arrested for Flight from Police.

During the investigation a loaded handgun was located on the passenger and seized by police.

Black semi-automatic handgun with a loaded magazine

View larger photo – seized handgun

As a result of the investigation by the Fort St John RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, the driver, Ryan Tutt was charged with:

Ryan Tutt was held for court and released on a Release Order with a future court date of December 19, 2022.

Crown approved the following charges against the passenger, Curtis Bagan:

Curtis Bagan was remanded into custody until December 12 to re-appear before the courts.

The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate various property related files are seeking the public's assistance, asking anyone who has information on any recent break and enters or stolen property, to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca.

Released by

Cst. Chad Neustaeter
Media Relations Officer
Fort St John RCMP
10648 100th St, Fort St John, BC, V1J 3Z6
Office: 250-787-8100
Fax: 250-787-8133

Email: chad.neustaeter@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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