Police dog nabs alleged vehicle thief

By Greg Fry/James Peters
January 22, 2018 - 12:17pm

KAMLOOPS — A Kamloops man is in police custody after allegedly stealing a vehicle from a North Shore dealership.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says it all started today just before 11:00 a.m.

"RCMP received a report that a 2010 Dodge Ram pick-up had been stolen from Butler Auto Sales on Tranquille Road," she says. "Soon after receiving this report, an officer saw the stolen pick-up near Northills Mall."

Soon after that, Shelkie says an officer saw the suspect driver and attempted to stop the pick-up but it fled the area. RCMP then received a tip stating the vehicle was seen driving "erratically on Fortune Drive and turning toward Schubert Drive."

She says police flooded the area and found the stolen pick-up abandoned on the corner of Cornwall and Kent.

Shelkie says a police dog search team was able to track the suspect a short time later, leading to his arrest.

She says the 22 year old suspect was arrested without incident and is known to police.

His name has not been released.

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