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Suspicious male arrested in Quesnel…

QUESNEL, BC: On August 20, 2018 at 12:47 PM, Quesnel RCMP received a report of a suspicious man lurking near a newer pickup in a parking lot near Broughton Avenue in Quesnel…

The initial caller reported she told the man to leave. The man jumped the fence and fled on foot from the area before police could attend. Once police arrived on scene they determined the pickup truck was stolen out of Kamloops.

Several minutes later, a second caller reported there was a man near the foot bridge acting suspicious and bothering pedestrians on the bridge. The man matched the description of the man seen running from the stolen pickup.

Quesnel RCMP General Duty and Crime Reduction Unit members attended the area and located the man who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested on the Warrant and for being in possession of stolen property.

“Police are grateful for the assistance from the members of the public, who quickly called in with a good description of the suspect”, says Quesnel Detachment Commander, Staff Sergeant Andrew Burton. “It was these actions that lead to the quick arrest.”

The investigation into this matter is ongoing.

Written and released by Quesnel RCMP

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