One man facing multiple charges following investigations in Dawson Creek and Fort St John

Fort St John, Dawson Creek

2023-06-09 14:47 PDT

File # 2023-5514

On Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 6:20pm, the Fort St John RCMP received a report of a theft from a residence. The suspect, driving a Dodge pickup truck was last seen southbound on Highway 97. Police believed that truck had been stolen a few days prior.

On Monday, June 5, 2023, shortly before midnight Dawson Creek RCMP were called to the local Ford dealership for a report of a suspicious vehicle. When police arrived on scene the suspect vehicle, a Dodge pickup, rammed multiple police vehicles in an attempt to escape.

The vehicle fled the area at a high rate of speed and exhibiting dangerous driving behavior. Dawson Creek RCMP immediately notified Fort St John RCMP of the suspect vehicle that was potentially headed in their direction.

Fort St John RCMP successfully deployed a tire deflation device which caused the vehicle to go off road into the ditch in the area of Highway 97 and 96A Street. The suspect fled on foot. Police Dog Services (PDS) was called and PDS Mako assisted in locating the suspect.

Police Service Dog Mako, German Shepherd with his pink tongue out after arrest

View larger photo - PDS Mako

The suspect was arrested without further incident and is facing numerous charges including assault police officer, flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, and obstruction.

The suspect was also on court-imposed conditions from a previous matter with multiple outstanding warrants and was remanded in custody.

There is no further information available. More details may be released as they become available. Dawson Creek and Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate.

Released by:

Cst. Chad Neustaeter
Media Relations Officer
Fort St John RCMP
10648 100th St, Fort St John, BC, V1J 3Z6
Office: 250-787-8100
Fax: 250-787-8133


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