Two people arrested following initial report of a stolen vehicle

Hundred Mile House

2021-03-02 15:30 PST

File # 2021-112

On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Clinton RCMP received a report of two people allegedly attempting to steal a truck from the 1700 Block of Loon Lake Road in Loon Lake. When the suspects were confronted, a shot was fired from an occupant of the truck. The truck fled the scene and allegedly broke into a residence in the 400 Block of Loon Lake Road.

Clinton RCMP were called and immediately responded and learned that the vehicle, later confirmed to be stolen, was northbound and not stopping for police. In keeping with public safety, the stolen vehicle was not pursued further after reaching speeds in excess of 120 kms/hour. Ashcroft, RCMP, Provincial Support Team, Central Interior Traffic Services, 100 Mile House RCMP and Williams Lake RCMP were engaged to assist.

At approximately 10:50 AM, the vehicle was spotted heading past the 70 Mile store, northbound on Highway 97. A spike belt was successfully deployed by the 100 Mile House RCMP near 93 Mile however the vehicle continued to travel north.

At 11:45 AM, two people, and adult man and woman, were arrested and remain in custody. There were no injuries to anyone involved or to the general public on the highway.

BC Conservation Service from 100 Mile and Commercial Vehicle Inspectors out of 100 Mile House also assisted in the investigation. More information may be released as it becomes available.

As the investigation continues, support units are working with the 100 Mile House RCMP in a ground search for evidence in Kokanee Bay and 145 Mile.

Anyone with information can contact the RCMP jurisdiction involved or the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456.

 

Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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