DAWSON CREEK, BC: Four people have been arrested and remain in custody following a report of a stolen UTV in the Tom’s Lake area on Sunday.
Police located the stolen UTV and arrested both occupants. Further investigation by police uncovered evidence connecting both suspects to two other stolen vehicles and a stolen trailer which were located nearby.
A subsequent investigation has since linked the suspects to several other vehicle thefts and property thefts in the Peace region.
Ryan Bumstead, 25, Chelbi Hiebert, 28, Hayden Raposo, 28, and Lyric Grey, 21, have all been charged with multiple property and vehicle theft related offences. All four remain in police custody awaiting a future court date.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.