RCMP helicopter called in to help track down suspected stolen vehicle in Okanagan

Front line officers immediately converged on the area, apprehending two suspects

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP tracked a suspected stolen vehicle from the Spallumcheen area to an address on Silver Star Road and landed two in custody.

Police received a report of a possible occupied stolen vehicle that was travelling south on Highway 97, near Otter Lake Cross Road, on Monday, April 8, just after 11 a.m. The vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed when it turned off the highway and proceeded to head east up Silver Star Road.

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Front line officers immediately converged on the area to make patrols at which time they tracked the vehicle to an address in the 6100 block of Silver Star Road, where the two occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody without incident.

“The top priority of the responding units is to ensure public safety, therefore a swift and well executed containment of the area was made by front line officers,” said RCMP Const. Kelly Brett. “The RCMP Air Services Unit was also deployed to the area in the event that the vehicle attempted to flee from police, however it was front line officers who located the vehicle and apprehended the suspects without incident.”

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A 32-year-old male from Vernon was held in custody overnight to face possible charges of possession of stolen property obtained by crime. The 46-year-old female, from Vernon was released with no charge.


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