POLICE – Suspect in custody after foot and bike chase through woods

Police have a man in custody after a vehicle was stolen this morning (May 9, 2018).

At 8:45 a.m. Kamloops RCMP received numerous reports that an older model Chev pick-up was driving on Highway 5 near the Halston Connector.

The pick-up did not have a licence plate and was driving erratically.  At one point, it hit the median and two of its tires were flattened.

The driver then pulled over and stopped on the highway near the Tournament Capital Ranch about 15 minutes north of Kamloops.

A witness saw the driver get out of the vehicle, grab a bicycle from the back of the pick-up and ride down a nearby road towards the river.

Police arrived soon after and located a man on the bike. When the officer attempted to apprehend the suspect, he jumped off his bike and ran away through the woods. Officers followed and after a short foot chase were able to arrest him without incident near the railroad tracks.

The 31-year-old man, originally from Stoney Creek, is being held in custody to go before a judge.

The 1990 Chev pick-up was found to have been stolen out of the Lower Mainland on May 6.

B.C. Prosecution Service who will decide what charges are applicable.



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