September 03, 2013 - 11:33 AM
KELOWNA - Squealing tires and speeding brought a Kelowna man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant to the attention of RCMP members last night.
Police noticed the truck hustling along Enterprise Way before it squealed through the bend to continue north on Spall Road. The 37-year-old driver accelerated then turned onto Clement Avenue where pursuing police turned on lights and sirens. The driver then pushed the peddle to the metal and turned off onto Clifton Road. Police disengaged because of excessive speeds, but continued to patrol the area where the screech of tires were last heard.
The truck was found abandoned awhile later on Willow Crescent with the engine still running. An investigation revealed the truck was stolen over the weekend from a residence on Glenwood Avenue. A suspect was arrested a short time later, arrested on the strength of the Canada-wide warrant.
The investigation continues with no new charges yet confirmed.
Anyone with information can contact Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES at (274637) ktown.
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