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Police seek 'violent, dangerous' Peachland man after bait sled and truck stolen in Revelstoke

Vincent Matthew Porteous
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April 05, 2016 - 12:41 PM

REVELSTOKE - Police are looking for an Okanagan man with a lengthy criminal history after a bait sled and truck were stolen in Revelstoke.

According to a release by Revelstoke RCMP today, March 5, the bait sled and bait truck were positioned west of the town and activated March 27. Police tracked the truck to a residential area where two men removed the sled from the truck, then left again in the truck. When police investigated the dropped snomobile, they found others they are interested in as well. Police caught up to the truck and shut it down when the thieves appeared to be trying to take off. 

Instead, they fled on foot. 

Police used video from the truck to identify and arrest a man from Revelstoke.

The other man was identified as Vincent Matthew Porteous, 29, whose last known address was in Peachland.

Porteous has outstanding warrants from other files and a lengthy criminal history.

"Vincent Porteous is considered to be violent and dangerous and should not be approached," says Staff Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky.

Porteous is described as a Caucasian male, 5'11, 140 lbs., blue eyes, brown hair and multiple tattoos on his right arm.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Vincent PORTEOUS, please do not hesitate to contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit their website at


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