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Kelowna RCMP stop stolen truck with spike belt

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January 17, 2019 - 3:46 PM

KELOWNA - Two suspects were taken in custody by Kelowna RCMP after fleeing in a stolen truck that was immobilized by police using a spike belt.

A Kelowna RCMP media release says police used the spike belt, which punched all four tires on the vehicle after plainclothes officers determined a newer white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driving slowly and circling the area of Richter Street and Cadder Avenue was stolen.

The officers spotted the truck just before 1 a.m. today, Jan. 17. The truck had been reported stolen from outside a property on Coronation Avenue on the morning of Jan. 16.

“Our uniformed officers were able to set up in a strategic location to safely disable the stolen vehicle with a tire deflation device,” says Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey in the release. “With all four tires on the vehicle punctured, the vehicle came to a stop in the 3800 block of East Kelowna Road."

Two men fled the vehicle on foot heading in opposite directions but were both picked up by police without incident.

A 19-year-old Kelowna man, who is known to police, and a 31-year-old Kelowna man were both taken into police custody and face a number of potential charges. Both men were expected to appear in today.

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