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South Okanagan RCMP chase stolen pickup hauling stolen generator; two Kelowna men in custody

Osoyoos and Midway RCMP along with police air services apprehended two men suspected of possession of stolen property near Osoyoos, Monday, June 17, 2019.
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June 17, 2019 - 4:12 PM

OSOYOOS - South Okanagan RCMP pulled out all the stops chasing down a stolen pickup towing a flat deck trailer today.

Several police cruisers, spike belts and the RCMP helicopter were involved in the chase this morning, June 17, east of Osoyoos.

RCMP received a report of a suspicious Ford F-350 pickup towing a flat deck trailer loaded with an industrial generator on Whitetail Road about 15 kilometres east of Osoyoos, according to an RCMP media release.

The truck and trailer descriptions matched those of units reported stolen out of Kelowna on June 14. The generator matched one reported stolen this morning in Kelowna as well.

The RCMP helicopter was dispatched along with members on the ground, who used a vehicle stop in an attempt to intercept the two male suspects.

The driver of the pickup drove around two cruisers and through a ditch, driving over two spike belts before trying to flee west on Highway 3.

The truck went off the road after losing control around two kilometres west of Whitetail Road with all four truck tires and those on the trailer deflated.

The men, 30 and 35 years old from Kelowna, were arrested without incident. Charges of possession of stolen property, flight from police and dangerous driving are pending against the two.

The 30-year-old man is also wanted on a warrant out of Vancouver Island for possession of stolen property.

Sgt. Jason Bayda said in a press release the Osoyoos RCMP, Midway RCMP and RCMP Air Services acted in a coordinated effort to make the quick arrests. He also thanked civilians travelling Highway 3 during the incident for stopping and staying back as the situation unfolded.


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