Four people have been arrested and a stolen pickup truck was recovered after suspicious activity was spotted on a rural property in Falkland.

According to a Vernon North Okanagan RCMP media release, police received a report of a suspicious vehicle at a rural property in the 2800 block of Highway 97 in Falkland around 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.

The witness gave police the truck's licence plate number, which they then linked to a truck stolen a month ago.

Police followed the truck as it made its way to Vernon and then parked at a business in the 4800 block of 27 Street.

RCMP officer promptly then arrested all four occupants.

"The watchful eye and quick thinking of the person who called is what led to these arrests and the recovery of the vehicle," Vernon RCMP spokesperson Const. Chris Terleski said in the release. "We want to thank them and encourage anyone who witnesses any suspicious activity to report it to us immediately. Finding out about it when it's happening puts us in the best possible position to catch people committing crimes in our communities."

The four arrested were later released and are expected to appear in court at a later date.

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