Arrest made after police chase

It took approximately 10 hours, but RCMP arrested one of two suspects in the theft of a vehicle and copper pipe

  • Sep. 24, 2014 2:00 p.m.

It took approximately 10 hours, but RCMP arrested one of two suspects in the theft of a vehicle and copper pipe.

At 7 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22, an alert citizen in Sicamous advised police of a suspicious vehicle loaded with copper tubing. The vehicle was later located entering Salmon Arm on the Trans-Canada Highway. As police attempted to stop the vehicle, two men stopped the truck and fled on foot into a wooded area near the junction with Highway 97B. A police perimeter was established and a police dog was called in; however, the men were not immediately located. The vehicle stopped by police was identified as stolen.

Then, at approximately 5 p.m., police located one of the suspects. Following a foot chase, the man was taken into custody.

This same man was arrested by the Salmon Arm RCMP on Friday, Sept. 19. At that time he was in possession of a stolen vehicle and a quantity of construction tools believed to be recently stolen. The man is not from the Salmon Arm area. Police are still working to identify the second suspect.