RCMP collar suspect in multi-province flight from police
On the afternoon of September 9, Cranbrook RCMP was advised of a possible location of a missing youth associated to a stolen car being operated by an adult male suspect.
A red Pontiac Grand Prix was stolen out of Waterloo, Ontario and had fled from police in Alberta as well as Saskatchewan where it rammed a police car in the process.
Members of Cranbrook general duty, Enhanced Response Unit, police dog service and B.C. Highway Patrol initially attempted to stop the vehicle in the downtown area.
The stolen Grand Prix immediately fled but was ultimately disabled in the Southview area after colliding with two police vehicles and causing damage to two residential properties.
An adult male attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended by Police Service Dog Jerry and safely taken into custody.
“Cranbrook RCMP will be working closely with the other involved police agencies for the totality of Criminal Charges involved,” said S/Sgt. Barry Graham of Cranbrook RCMP.
Cranbrook RCMP request anyone with information on the offences to contact the non-emergency line at 250-489-3471.