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Suspect in string of crimes arrested as he comes ashore

An Edmonton man is in custody and facing numerous charges after an eventual arrest that involved Shuswap residents, logging truck drivers, Chase and Barriere police, Central Interior Traffic Services, the Police Dog Service, the Emergency Response Team and an Air 4 helicopter from Kamloops.

Chase RCMP report that 20-year-old Justin Brock Normand of Edmonton is facing charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000 (a car),  intentionally causing damage to the car by arson, break and enter of a home with theft of a firearm, and illegal possession of the firearm.

Police say Normand is alleged to have stolen a car in Edmonton, then driven through Clearwater and Barriere before stopping at Adams Lake where the break-and-enter and arson to the car occurred.

Residents and logging truck drivers attempted to contain the suspect until police arrived.

When police, the dog service and the helicopter responded, they were able to locate the suspect on a small boat on Adams Lake. He was arrested a few hours later as he came ashore.

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