Stolen vehicle report: man in custody
2023-01-24 13:32 PST
File # 2023-2698/2759
An attempt to stop a vehicle reported as stolen led to four damaged police vehicles and a suspect in custody, facing multiple charges.
On Jan. 23, 2023, around 3:45 p.m., a Kamloops RCMP frontline officer was patrolling the area of Fortune Drive and Sydney Avenue when he observed a white van he recognized as reported stolen around 9 a.m. from the 1300-block of Dalhousie Drive.
As part of the investigation, officers attempted to stop the vehicle on Heffley Louis Creek Road and four police vehicles were consequently damaged in the process, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson.
Luckily, no one was hurt during the collisions and a suspect was safely taken into custody.
Michael Julien Bourlon, 51, of Kamloops faces six charges: dangerous operation of a vehicle; failure to stop for police; possession of stolen property; assaulting a police officer with a weapon; and two counts of resist/obstruct a police officer. He remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing.
Cpl. Crystal EvelynMedia Relations Office
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