Hope – Early Thursday morning (4:50AM, May 16), Hope RCMP received a report of a break and enter in progress at a mechanic shop in the 600 block Old Hope Princeton Way. Police were also advised that a suspicious man was seen leaving the location on a motorcycle. A police officer attended within minutes and located who they believed to be the same suspicious man riding a motorcycle west bound on Old Hope Princeton Highway. The officer attempted to stop the man, but he left the location heading towards Water Avenue.
A short time later, police were notified that a motorcycle was subsequently involved in a motor vehicle incident at the intersection of Water Avenue and Old Hope Princeton Way. The man, now believed to be connected to the earlier complaint, was taken to hospital by BC Ambulance Service in serious condition.
The Independent Investigation Office of BC have been notified and will determine if there is any link between police actions and the motor vehicle collision.
Hope RCMP are continuing to investigate the original complaint.
Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the IIO BC at 1-855-446-8477.