Kelowna car theft suspect faces charges over and above Canada-wide warrant

A 37-year-old man arrest Saturday led police on a tire-screeching chase

  • Sep. 3, 2013 7:00 a.m.

Kelowna RCMP had to give up a chase to take in a suspect late Monday night.

Patrolling police officers spotted a truck speeding along Enterprise Way at 11:15 p.m. Monday night, whipping around the corner on Spall Road and heading for downtown on Clement, tires squealing.

“The truck immediately sped off, turning onto Clifton Road (and) police disengaged the suspect vehicle due to the excessive speeds,” said Kris Clark, RCMP spokesperson.

Abandoning the chase, RCMP members patrolled the area until the suspect, a 37-year-old man from Kelowna, was found and arrested on an outstanding Canada-wide warrant. The truck was recovered on Willow Crescent; it had been stolen from a home on Glenwood Avenue over the weekend.

The investigation is still unfolding.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. One can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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