One in Custody For Vehicle Theft
Prince George, B.C. – Shortly after 8 this morning, RCMP in Prince George were advised a pick-up truck has been stolen near the corner of 18th avenue and Lyon Street in Prince George.
Minutes later, a PG RCMP memberin an unmarked SUV spotted the vehicle being driven on 20th Avenue near Massey Drive. An attempt to stop the stolen truck ended with a collision involving the stolen truck and the police vehicle.
The suspect kept on driving, heading down Pine Street until the vehicle collided with a cement barrier near the intersection with Ford Avenue. The driver then took off on foot across Highway 97, but was tracked by Police Service Dog “Dero” and members of the detachment’s Street Crew Section.
A 41 year old man is now in custody.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477