RCMP surround a suspected stolen vehicle behind the Shops at Polson Mall, which the spike belt was deployed upon Monday afternoon while the suspect reportedly fled on foot. (Kerry Hutter photo)

UPDATE: Suspect sought in car theft

Stolen vehicle flees scene in Ashton Creek, found behind Polson Park in Vernon

UPDATED:

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were able to recover a stolen vehicle on Monday after the driver had failed to stop for the North Okanagan RCMP in Ashton Creek and Lumby.

On Monday, just before 1 p.m., officers from North Okanagan RCMP attended a location in Ashton creek at the request of Kelowna RCMP to recover a stolen vehicle. Upon police arrival, the stolen vehicle fled the scene at a high rate of speed on Trinity Road towards Lumby. Lumby and Vernon RCMP joined in the efforts to locate the vehicle which was later spotted abandoned near Polson Park in Vernon.

The male suspect fled the area on foot prior to police arrival and was not located. As a result, the RCMP Air Services unit and a Police Dog Service unit were deployed. After a thorough search of the area, the RCMP did not locate the suspect.

“Although no arrest was made, the RCMP are confident that the driver of the suspect vehicle will be identified and the investigation into this matter is ongoing and the driver is facing multiple charges including; Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Flight from Police, Possession of Stolen Property,” says Cpl. Yannick Lescarbeau.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

RCMP stopped a suspected stolen vehicle behind the Shops at Polson mall Monday afternoon.

All tires on the white, two-door car were blown out as it sat parked in front of a dumpster behind the movie theatre.

The suspect reportedly fled on foot as RCMP were seen circling the area, including Polson Park.

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.


@VernonNews
jennifer@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Coldstream celebrates spring with Easter egg hunt

The family-friendly event takes place Mackie Lake House Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m.

Vernon woman launches sewing studio

“I know there’s a lot of people up and down the valley that would love to sew.”

Vipers win pivotal game 5 to take 3-2 series lead

Vipers beat the Trail Smoke Eaters by a score of 5-2 and will look to end the series Saturday night in Trail at 7 p.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre. Contributed: Vernon Vipers Staff

None injured in small fire near Lumby

“It looks like it was accidental, definitely nothing suspicious.”

Vernon road closed again following landslide

The road that was reopened Thursday morning was closed again Friday following geotechnical engineer report.

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Calgary captain has 3 points as Flames torch Canucks 3-1

Giordano leads way as Alberta side cracks 100-point plateau

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

Former Okanagan teen found safe after disappearing from YVR airport

Ethan Burnett, 14, was found safe in Kelowna on March 22

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

Most Read