File photo, not the dog used in the arrest in Kamloops.

Three men arrested after police foot-chase in Kamloops

One of the men arrested was in his 30s and from Surrey

Three men on probation were arrested in Kamloops after fleeing from police, on Friday.

The men left the Vision Quest Recovery Society in Logan Lake without permission from their probation officers. According to Kamloops S/Sgt Mat. Van Laer the men rented a room at a hotel on Columbia Street, but when police arrived they all fled the scene, escaping through a window and into a cab.

The cab company told police they had dropped the men off on Kitchener Cresent near the beach.

Officers were able to apprehend two of the men without incident, however, the third man managed to escape.

The incident caused a brief closure of Tranquille Road while RCMP deployed a police dog in an attempt to catch up with the suspect.

Mounties were unable to find the man but continued to patrol the area. Then about 2:20 p.m. police were called back to the area after a member of the public spotted the suspect.

“Taking no chances, a police perimeter was set up right away, causing another short closure of Tranquille Road,” explained S/Sgt Mat. Van Laer. “The third suspect was intercepted by an officer and taken into custody without incident.”

Two of the suspects are in their early 20’s, from Fort St John, while the third suspect, who was arrested last, is in his early 30’s and is from Surrey.

“The quick response and containment from our officers today directly led to the arrest of three suspects, without injuries to anybody including the suspects,” said S/Sgt Mat. Van Laer.

READ MORE Kamloops woman dies after her motorcycle hit by vehicle

READ MORE: Picture this: Grad2020 project snaps Kamloops students in their best attire

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Crime

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Salmon Arm man reported missing by RCMP has been found unharmed

Ken Derkach apologizes for having caused anyone concern

Preparations for flooding in the Shuswap accelerate

A sandbagging machine and a crew to run it have been set up in Silver Creek.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Okanagan, Shuswap

Environment Canada is forecasting strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy downpours in parts of the Interior

From mouldy attics to giant wasp nests, Shuswap home inspector shares surprising finds

Salmon Arm’s Brad Campbell assembling photo gallery of disturbing discoveries

WorkSafe BC conducted 70 inspections in the Okanagan amid B.C.’s reopening plan

WorkSafe BC has conducted 100 inspections at restaurants across the province since May 19

11 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. as top doc urges caution amid ‘encouraging’ low rates

Dr. Bonnie Henry also announced that two care home outbreaks would be declared over

District offers safety tips after cougar spotted near Lake Country school

The animal was seen on a walking trail near Peter Greer Elementary Saturday morning

Surrey mayor’s party under fire for ‘sickening’ tweet accusing northern B.C. RCMP of murder

Mayor Doug McCallum says tweet, Facebook post ‘sent out by unauthorized person’

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

Similkameen winery co-owned by Dr. Bonnie Henry

B.C.’s provincial health officer is part of the original ownership group of Clos du Soleil in Keremeos

Emergency crews rush youth to hospital after quadding accident in West Kelowna

West Kelowna Fire Rescue’s new off-road vehicle was used in the rescue

Shuswap History in Pictures: Floodwater food run

A young boy rows through Sicamous’ streets during the 1972 flood.

Dr. Bonnie Henry announces official ban on overnight kids’ camps this summer

New ban comes after talking with other provincial health officials across the country, Henry says

Senior man in hospital after unprovoked wolf attack near Prince Rupert

Conservation officers are on site looking for the wolf

Most Read