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Alleged thief's guns were within reach during RCMP chase

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January 27, 2015 - 1:23 PM

OSOYOOS - RCMP arrested the armed driver of a 'getaway' vehicle that made it to Osoyoos following an alleged break and enter in Midway, B.C., January 23.

In a media release, Mounties say the 2003 Dodge Dakota was stolen from Grand Forks. It was then driven to Midway where Daniel Wayne Miller, 43, of Cranbrook allegedly broke into a residence, stealing jewelry and firearms before fleeing from police in the vehicle. Osoyoos RCMP were called to assist at about 9:40 a.m. when the truck took off on Highway 3 toward Osoyoos. The situation was treated as high-risk to both officers and the general public and it wasn't long before Mounties had their suspect in sight once again.

Osoyoos officers hit the gas, turning on their lights and sirens in pursuit but broke it off closer to town because Miller was driving erratically, according to the release. Members involved in the chase report the driver reaching excessive speeds and passing other vehicles in areas where there were double solid lines.

Officers watched from a distance as the truck turned onto 45 Street in Osoyoos, which is a dead end street. They took their advantage and followed the Dodge down the road and caught up with Miller as he drove into a parking lot at Spirit Ridge Resort. He was arrested without incident.

Police conducted a search and recovered the firearms that were sitting inside the truck within Miller's reach.

Miller is being held in custody, his next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 4. He faces multiple charges including break and enter, theft over $5,000, possession of stolen property over $5,000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight while pursued by a police officer, two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm and two counts of breach of recognizance.

To contact a reporter for this story, email, call 250-488-3065. To contact the managing editor, email Marshall Jones at or call 250-718-2724.



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