The Revelstoke RCMP arrested an alleged car thief yesterday, Nov. 9, after the suspect ditched the car at Giant Cedars Boardwalk and fled into the forest. Air service and a police dog assisted in the capture.(Black Press file photo)

The Revelstoke RCMP arrested an alleged car thief yesterday, Nov. 9, after the suspect ditched the car at Giant Cedars Boardwalk and fled into the forest. Air service and a police dog assisted in the capture.(Black Press file photo)

Air service, police dog assist Revelstoke RCMP with arrest of alleged car thief

The car was stolen in Falkland

Revelstoke RCMP arrested a man suspected of stealing a minivan in Falkland, yesterday, Nov. 9.

Using an App the vehicle’s registered owner was able to provide investigators with a real time GPS position for the stolen vehicle.

Officers spotted the stolen vehicle on the Trans Canada Highway, being driven in a dangerous manner, and attempted to pull the suspect over, however, he kept driving. For public safety reasons the police did not pursue the vehicle.

Ditching the car at Giant Cedars Boardwalk, the suspect fled on foot into the forest.

Dodds said the Revelstoke RCMP secured the area and called for reinforcements: air service from Kelowna and a police dog from Vernon.

They arrested the 34-year-old Alberta man, whose identity can not be released until he is formally charged. Dodds said he is in custody and will appear in court this morning (Nov. 10).

READ MORE: Revelstoke food bank open for evening pick up once a week starting Nov. 18


 

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