Firearm seized in a stolen vehicle collision investigation


2021-03-15 17:06 PDT

File # Oceanside RCMP file 2021-2477

RCMP in Oceanside are seeking to identify the occupants of a stolen vehicle that crossed over the center median and crashed on Highway 19 near Horne Lake Road on Sunday evening.

At 5 p.m. on Sunday March 14, frontline officers from the Oceanside RCMP were called to a report of a single vehicle collision involving a pick-up, near Horne Lake Road on Highway 19.

Witnesses reported that following the collision, which resulted in the northbound truck ending up on its roof in the southbound lane, a man and woman had gotten out and fled, but appeared injured.

The man and woman fled on a green dirt bike which had been in the rear of the truck. They were last seen traveling northbound on Highway 19 and onto a trail system. The dirt bike was later found to have crashed near the Inland Highway West.

Despite significant patrols in area and assistance from the Vancouver Island Police Dog Service, the man and woman were not located.

A loaded firearm was seized from the truck, which has since been determined to have been stolen out of Comox on March 11.

The fact that we have taken a gun off the street is good news, however the fact that these two were allegedly in possession of it, makes it important now to identify them, states Sgt. Stephen Rose of the Oceanside RCMP. We are asking anyone with information about the driver or passenger, or was a witness and has not already spoke to us, to please call the Oceanside Detachment.

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S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-4134
Cell: 604-657-5730
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