Chilliwack/Agassiz/Hope – Two people have been arrested by RCMP after a stolen car led police across the Fraser Valley.
The arrests stem from a call made to the Chilliwack RCMP shortly after 6:30AM,May 29, 2019, to report the theft of a car in the 9300-block of Nowell Street (Not far from the FVN office). Police quickly linked the stolen car to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 31000-block of Douglas Street, Yale, received by Hope RCMP around 8:45AM the same morning.
After failing to stop for police, the suspect vehicle was spotted travelling westbound from Yale on Highway 7 where it was met near the Highway 9 interchange by Agassiz RCMP and the Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service (IPDS). A spike belt deployed by officers did not stop the car, which was quickly located abandoned near Pixley Lane.
Police service dog GRIFF immediately began following a track of human scent from the abandoned vehicle to the 7600-block of Industrial Way where a 33-year-old man from Hope was located in a cedar hedge and taken into custody. The suspect was released from custody pending a court date in October 2019.
A 36-year-old Agassiz man was arrested and released by police later that morning.
Agassiz RCMP supported by the Lower Mainland District Integrated Forensic Identification Service (IFIS) continue to gather evidence in their investigation. After a thorough review of all evidence circumstances of the investigation will be forwarded in a report by the RCMP to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of criminal charges.