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Two suspects in custody after attempting to flee RCMP…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Two suspects remain in custody following a police incident in College Heights during the overnight Wednesday…

Police say shortly after 1:00 AM, on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, members were conducting patrols on the 7600-block of Gladstone Drive when they observed a vehicle leaving a residence known to police for having ties to the illicit drug trade.

When the suspect vehicle became aware of police presence, it began to accelerate away and did not stop when police activated their emergency lights and sirens. The officer did not continue to follow the suspect vehicle as it drove away.

When the driver of the suspect vehicle saw more police officers attending the area, they turned
around in a nearby cul-de-sac and headed back in the direction of the stopped police car.

The suspect vehicle continued to accelerate and rammed into the stopped police car, causing the air bags to deploy, rendering it inoperable. The driver then swerved onto the sidewalk and fled the area in the damaged vehicle.

More officers immediately attended the neighbourhood and began making patrols for the suspect vehicle, which was located on the 7200-block of St. Lawrence Place with no occupants inside.

A Police Service Dog team attended to help locate the suspects, who were found hiding on the 7500-block of
Julliard Place, in a travel trailer that they had broken into to hide from police.

The suspects were arrested without further incident and will remain in police custody until they can attend court. Both suspects are well known to police.

Thankfully, the police officer involved in the crash did not suffer serious injury.

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