Hit and run vehicle located

Port Alberni

2023-09-22 08:50 HAP

Dossier nº 2023-10337

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On September 21, 2023 the Port Alberni RCMP issued a call action, asking the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle associated to hit and run on Johnston Street that left one woman in hospital.

Or initial release can be read here.

Very quickly after requesting the public’s help we received multiple reports of indicating a possible vehicle and where it was located. Officers quickly attended and confirmed the vehicle to be the same one shown in the photo that had been released.

The registered owner, a man in his 80s, spoke with police and was subsequently arrested for failing to remain at the scene of an accident, and dangerous operation causing bodily harm. Officers obtained authorization by way of a search warrant and seized the vehicle which has been held for a forensic examination.

We would like to thank the public for their vigilance and quick response to our request for assistance, stated Constable Richard Johns. Working together has allowed our investigation to come to a quick conclusion.

The driver was released and has been issued a court date early in 2024.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Richard Johns
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Port Alberni
4444, rue Morton, Port Alberni (C.-B.) V9Y 4M8
Bureau : 250-723-2424

Courriel : richard.johns@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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