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RCMP nab Princeton car theft suspect north of Keremeos

A Princeton man who allegedly stole an SUV on Remembrance Day was chased around by police most of the day before he was caught.

Princeton RCMP got a report about a stolen SUV from a home in the town at around 7 a.m. yesterday, Nov. 11, according to an RCMP media release.

The stolen vehicle was located by police near Keremeos and pulled over but as officers tried to make an arrest the vehicle thrown into reverse and smashed into a cop car before fleeing at a high rate of speed, RCMP said.

Officers from Princeton and the Keremeos teamed up to search for the suspect vehicle.

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It was located a short time later in Keremeos but no one was inside.

More reinforcements were called including members of the Penticton RCMP, Osoyoos RCMP, Air Services and Police Dog Services.

The suspect was tracked down at around 3 p.m. near Olalla.

A 41-year-old Princeton resident was arrested and released with a court date.

If you witnessed this incident, or have any other information, you’re asked to call the Princeton RCMP at 250-295-6911. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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