Grand Forks RCMP arrest male in early morning standoff
2022-02-28 12:28 PST
File # Grand Forks 2022-493
Grand Forks, BC – Grand Forks Mounties arrest 32 year old man found in a stolen vehicle in a high risk take down.
At just after 520 in the morning on February 28, 2022, Grand Forks police were advised of an alarm to a business on the 2900 block of Central Avenue. While the first officer was attending, Mounties were updated that a stolen 2021 Jeep Cherokee out of Cranbrook, BC was being tracked and showing to be in the same area. A second officer was called out and attended the area. It had appeared that the suspect in the stolen vehicle had just broke into the business but left just prior to officers attending.
Both officers began receiving live updates through their dispatcher, who was speaking directly with a call taker from Sirus XM, who was tracking the stolen vehicle. The vehicle eventually came to a stop in a parking lot on the 7300 block of 6th St. Officers descended on the area, blocked the stolen vehicle in and located a suspect inside the Jeep. The man refused to exit the vehicle initially, and Mounties began negotiating with him. At one point during the standoff, the man tried to drive through the two police cars that was blocking his exit, but was unsuccessful. After 20 minutes of negotiating, the man exited the stolen vehicle and was taken into custody without further incident.
This was an excellent, coordinated response by Grand Forks officers and their dispatch in successfully tracking and apprehending the suspect, said Detachment Commander Sergeant Darryl Peppler.
This had the potential to get out of hand, but the quick actions by officers prevented any harm to anyone or any further damage.
Kyle Richard Pace, age 32 of Lethbridge, Alberta has been charged with a variety of offences, including: Possession of Stolen Property over $5000; Break, Enter and Theft; and Flight/Flee from Police. Cranbrook RCMP will continue their criminal investigation as PACE is alleged to have stolen the vehicle from that community the previous night. PACE is currently being held at the Grand Forks Detachment for a Bail Hearing later this date.
Sgt. Darryl PepplerDetachment Commander
Grand Forks - Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment
1608 Central Ave, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0
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