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Two arrested after stolen vehicle spree from Kelowna, Kamloops

Two people are under arrest after a stolen vehicle spree that ended in Kamloops.

A man and a woman from Calgary are facing numerous charges after police allege they stole several vehicles in Midway, Kelowna and Kamloops.

A stolen truck report led police to a second stolen vehicle around 7:30 a.m. today, May 19, according to a media release by Kamloops RCMP.

Police responded to a report of a vehicle theft in progress in the Pineview area and officers followed the vehicle to the end of Hugh Allan Drive where a male suspect was observed entering a grey truck driven by a woman.

The grey truck had been reported stolen from Midway on May 17 and was associated with an attempted vehicle theft in Kelowna on May 18, RCMP said.

Officers stopped the vehicle, but when it attempted to evade police, two RCMP vehicles were damaged in the process of the apprehension.

“This happened in a residential area, during a time of day when the roadways are especially busy with kids making their way to school and adults travelling to work,” said Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Const. Crystal Evelyn in the release. “By stopping the truck, police were able to prevent it from fleeing the area, which would have increased the risk to public safety and allowed it to continue to be used for criminal activity.”

No one was injured during the collisions.

A Calgary man and woman, both known to police, are being held for a bail hearing. The woman, who was wanted on an Alberta warrant, was also bound by numerous release conditions, including to not be in any motor vehicle without the registered owner present.

Anyone who witnessed, has dash cam, surveillance footage, or information related to this investigation is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2022-16535.

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