Truck crashed and dumped near Predator Ridge

Police are looking for two men in connection with a stolen vehicle

Police are looking for two men who allegedly stole a truck from Kelowna and crashed it through the bush near Predator Ridge Thursday afternoon.

According to a pair of hikers in the area, the truck was dumped on a trail in Ellison Park, with a bent rim, blown-out tire and broken bumper.

“They were trying to get through the bush,” said a woman who was hiking with her son and dog around 4 p.m. “It was at the boundary with Predator Ridge. They drove in from the top of Predator, it was amazing how they got through.

“They ran over trees, there’s gas everywhere up there.”

Two men were seen driving towards the truck in a green John Deere ATV with a torch.

“I saw the torch in his hand,” the witness told The Morning Star. “It was a little scary.”

Trying to hold her dog back and noticing that something wasn’t quite right, the woman retreated back down the hill with her son as fast as she could. But before they reached the trail parking lot, she said the truck was lit on fire.

“There was smoke but I don’t see it now.”

Vernon Fire Rescue and RCMP converged at both Ellison and Predator Ridge. Firefighters at Ellison were confident the downpour extinguished any possible fire.

The white F350 truck was reported stolen out of Kelowna earlier in the day.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Sentencing for South Okanagan man who sent Christmas card to shooting victim

A South Okanagan dangerous offender tacked on another nine months of prison time

Video: Bizarre incident in Penticton alley leads to arrest of Calgary man

A man was witnessed jumping on a car ‘acting like an ape’

Gucci Mane concert officially postponed in Penticton

Agency is looking at new tour dates between the Sept. 3 and 15

Proposed pharmacy on busy Penticton corner could mean intersection improvements

The lot at 595 Carmi Ave. would be narrowed to widen the traffic lanes

Penticton block party to give a boost to local youth

Ellis on the Rise block party takes place on May 24

Nominate your favourite businesses for the Best of the South Okanagan

Join the Penticton Western News as they celebrate the Best of the South Okanagan awards

Pipeline protester chimes in on Justin Trudeau’s B.C. fundraising speech

The government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion

Canada stripping citizenship from Chinese man over alleged marriage fraud

The move comes amid severely strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing

Nevada court orders former Vancouver man to pay back $21.7 million to investors

The commission says Michael Lathigee committed fraud over a decade ago

DeLongs create sterling silver jewelry

Studio in Summerland has many unique pieces available

UBC prof says report citing $89B home equity loss a ‘grassroots movement of the rich’

Report says longtime homeowners are being taxed out of their homes by the NDP

Baby boom seniors putting pressure on B.C. long-term care: report

B.C. leads Canada in growth of dementia, dependence on care

RCMP probe if teen was intentionally hit with ski pole by mystery skier on B.C. mountain

The incident happened on March 20 on Grouse Mountain. Police are urging witnesses to come forward

Most Read