November 07, 2013 - 11:01 AM
VERNON - A man, 22, was arrested after suspicious actions behind the wheel attracted police attention.
An officer was patrolling in the Westwold area of Highway 97 at about 2:45 a.m. Nov. 5 when he saw a Chevy pickup truck with B.C. plates pulling a trailer move off the road to allow the cruiser to pass. Discovering the plates on the truck and trailer belonged to different registered owners, the officer activated his lights and the driver immediately pulled over, but it didn't last.
Suddenly, the truck turned left onto Service Road and came to a complete stop. By the time the officer pulled up, the driver was out and running towards a nearby feed lot. Two men, 26, and 22, and a woman, 28, all from Kelowna were still inside the Chevy.
Mounties brought in a police dog to sniff out the location of the suspect and he was caught.
The registered owner of the trailer who is from Kelowna was contacted and told police the trailer was indeed stolen but didn't know it was gone until called. Two snowmobiles were inside. All four suspects were arrested for possession of stolen property. The three inside the vehicle have all been released on a promise to appear for a January court date. The driver is still in custody because he says he has no fixed address. He also has outstanding warrants out of Kelowna.
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