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Stolen Vehicle Investigation Leads to Two Arrests

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 @ 3:31 PM

Prince George, B.C. – Two men are in police custody following a brief stolen vehicle investigation this morning.

RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass it all started at around 2 a.m. when a member of the RCMP’s general duty section observed what was believed to be a stolen pick-up being driven on Foothills Boulevard near 15th Avenue.

He says the pick-up quickly accelerated north bound on Foothills until a few minutes later it was found in a ditch on Chief Lake Road near Highway 97.

Douglass says two suspects were seen running from the vehicle and notes one was arrested immediately.

He says a police dog service team attended and deployed ‘Dero’ who quickly tracked the second suspect to the intersection of Highway 97 and Lehman Street where he was arrested without incident.

A 40-year-old man and a 26-year-old man have been held in custody are expected to make their first appearances in court tomorrow. Both are known to police though their names have not been released.

Douglass says the 2004 Ford F-350 pick-up recovered from the scene was reported stolen from a commercial parking lot on Domano Boulevard last night just before 6:30 p.m.


wow the dog tracked from foothills to hwy 97 in this cold weather? Good job. The dogs in the lower mainland of greater vancouver can’t even catch a cold.

    Gotta love those dogs!

    Actually, it sounds like the one dude ran from Chief Lake / Hwy 97 all the way down to Lehman, about 3 km away.

      Called a nice fresh track, and scent.

What about the ones that got away with a whole rack of long guns ? Terracestandard.com . Strange days in deed .

Good job Dero and kudos to the RCMP. Those folks have a crap job and always seem to be under fire for one reason or another.

    Too bad by the time the article appeared the thieves were probably released with a “promise to appear”. I had a vehicle stolen once and had to go to court which was a waste of time as the thief plea bargained the charges away so we never even had a chance to say anything. Until the courts start to punish thieves like this the cops and their dogs will be just “chasing their tail”. I kind of hope the dog handler took his time calling off the dog though.

The government seriously needs to start punishing thieves. No one is safe to drive a superduty ford in this town, cause these thieving scumbags get nothing but a slap on the wrist. These pickups are a huge investment for a lot of people and its a shame that they get destroyed and many times burnt just for some moron to have an hour long joyride.

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