WILLIAMS LAKE, BC: After three separate reports from Quesnel RCMP, two vehicles and one piece of machinery were recovered in Williams Lake…
On July 24, 2018, at 12:38 PM, Williams Lake RCMP received a report that a stolen car was located on Midnight Drive. Earlier in the day a black Saturn sedan had been reported stolen out of Quesnel.
After an investigation led by General Duty members, a 27 year-old male was arrested and taken into police custody, with the car keys. The investigation is on going despite lack of cooperation from the registered owner.
At 1:04 PM, the Quesnel RCMP advised Williams Lake RCMP that a Chevrolet pickup truck was travelling south on Highway 97 with a piece of stolen machinery. The owner of the stolen welder happened to be travelling south on the highway when the piece of equipment was spotted in the back of a pickup truck.
A 28 year-old male was arrested and the welder, valued at $10,000, was recovered by General Duty members. The Williams Lake RCMP are recommending charges of theft over $5000 and possession of stolen property over $5000 against the male from Alberta.
At 4:39 PM, the Williams Lake RCMP was asked to be on the lookout for a stolen Ford pickup truck. Quesnel RCMP reported that a silver and red Ford F250 had been stolen within the past 10 minutes.
Members of the General Investigations Section (GIS) of the Williams Lake RCMP spotted the vehicle travelling southbound on Highway 97.
Members followed the stolen vehicle to the Race Trac Gas station in Wildwood where a 30 year-old male was taken into custody after leading police on a short foot chase.
A collaborative effort by GIS and General Duty resulted in the successful apprehension of the male, while the assistance of police dog resulted in the recovery of dropped articles during the chase.
“The Williams lake RCMP is recommending charges of Breach of Recognizance, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 and Flight from Peace Officer”, says Inspector Jeff Pelley, Officer in Charge, Williams Lake RCMP.
The Williams Lake RCMP would like to remind residents to report all suspicious activities to police, never overlook something or someone suspicious by contacting the RCMP at 250-392-6211.