June 26, 2014 - 12:05 PM
VERNON – A pair of Albertans are in court Thursday to answer to a variety of charges in connection with an RCMP chase, which ended with a stolen truck ramming a police cruiser.
It started at 11:50 a.m. when the Loss Prevention Officer at Buy Low Foods in Vernon reported he was following shoplifters in a truck heading out of town northbound on Highway 97.
Turns out the Ford pick-up was reported stolen out of Kelowna.
The stolen truck was spotted by Lake Country RCMP officers at Highway 97 and Berry Road with two people inside, RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk said in a media release.
When police tried to pull it over, the cruiser was rammed as the suspects tried to get away. One of the officers suffered a minor injury in the crash.
Molendyk said the man behind the wheel received a minor glass cut when police broke his window during the arrest.
Two suspects were arrested for possession of stolen property, mischief and assault with a weapon.
The stolen food from the grocery store was recovered along with other property that may be stolen and is being held as evidence, according to Molendyk.
A 31-year-old man, who provided an address in Kelowna but police believe is from Alberta, and a 21-year-old woman from Grand Prairie, Alta. are in custody.
They have a date with a judge in Vernon court Thursday.
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