Spike belt stops stolen truck in Armstrong

Police dog used in search for suspect, one arrested

A stolen vehicle was stopped suddenly in its tracks in Armstrong Monday, Nov. 18, after the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP deployed a spike belt.

Police were alerted to a stolen pickup truck in the area of Six Mile Creek Road around 8 a.m. Monday and officers were deployed to the area, but the driver attempted to flee the scene in the stolen vehicle.

The spike belt was deployed and the truck drove over it and continued for a while before the driver abandoned it and fled into the woods.

RCMP used a police dog to assist in the search for the suspect and the 33-year-old man was arrested a short time later without incident.

Police are recommending charges of possession of property obtained by crime and a breach of probation order. His name is not being released to the public at this time, RCMP said.

“Our officers did an outstanding job to track down the suspect,” Sgt. Justin Thiessen said.

READ MORE: Okanagan teens found after missing for 4 days

READ MORE: Kamloops woman sues Armstrong IPE for Slingshot mishap


@caitleerach
Caitlin.clow@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Former Kelowna cop faces fourth lawsuit alleging sexual assault

Ex-Mountie Brian Mathew Burkett is also separately facing seven charges of breach of trust

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Smoky skies clearing throughout B.C. Interior

Environment Canada expects “widespread” improvement for all affected areas by Sunday

Penticton wildfire crew goes from Christie Mountain to Cold Springs

The team at Eagle Ridge Consulting is helping fight fires across the border

B.C. or Ontario? Residential school survivors fight move of court battle

It’s now up to Ontario’s Court of Appeal to sort out the venue question

B.C. transportation minister will not seek re-election

Claire Trevena has held the position since 2017

Squabble over mask policy at LUSH in Kelowna mall

The woman filmed the encounter at LUSH Cosmetics, where wearing a mask in-store is company policy

Cops For Kids ride wraps in Okanagan

No pomp, no circumstance for end of milestone 20th anniversary fundraising bicycle trip

Province opens ‘middle income’ housing in Kelowna

Prices on the units are $1300 for a one-bedroom and $1780 for a two-bedroom, nearing area-average prices

Young B.C. cancer survivor rides 105-km with Terry Fox’s brother

Jacob Bredenhof and Darrell Fox’s cycling trek raises almost $90,000 for cancer research

B.C. migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Rally is part of the Amnesty for Undocumented Workers Campaign led by the Migrant Workers Centre

Reward offered for return of Okanagan puppy

An 11-week-old boxer-mastiff cross pup was allegedly taken from its Kelowna Friday, Sept. 18

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan and maybe B.C.

Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic

Most Read