Spike belt stops stolen Alberta vehicle on Trans-Canada Highway in Shuswap

Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Revelstoke

2020-11-23 12:34 PST

File # 2020-7193

On November 22, 2020 at approximately 12:45 a.m., Salmon Arm RCMP was alerted to a stolen vehicle from Alberta that had fled from Revelstoke RCMP officers at speeds exceeding 160 km/hr as it traveled west on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Sicamous officers were able to determine that the vehicle was still traveling west on the Trans-Canada Highway toward Salmon Arm BC.

Salmon Arm RCMP officers were able to deploy two tire deflation devices at different locations. The first spike belt deployment disabled the stolen Nissan Frontier pickup truck, a short distance away as the spikes safely deflated two of the vehicle's front tires. The truck came to a stop in the Canoe area on the Trans-Canada Highway.

After two separate short foot pursuits two suspects, from the Calgary area, were arrested for possession of the stolen vehicle. Both suspects had lengthy criminal records for property crime offences.

The successful and safe apprehension of these two suspects and the recovery of the truck was facilitated by good communication across three detachments situated along the Trans-Canada corridor, and lead to the safe recovery of the truck and the arrest of two property criminals both of whom have lengthy criminal records, states S/Sgt. Scott West.

Released by:
S/Sgt. Scott West
Salmon Arm RCMP
Detachment Commander

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