On February 17th, 2016 at approximately 1120hrs, a male in a stolen pick up truck ran the border at the Kingsgate Border Crossing into Canada. Canada Border Services Agency notified local RCMP Detachments.
The stolen vehicle was spotted by Commercial Vehicle Inspectors at Yahk heading towards Cranbrook. East Kootenay Traffic Services and Cranbrook RCMP members were able to locate the vehicle, stop traffic westbound coming out of Cranbrook, then quickly execute a safe vehicle stop and arrested the lone male occupant on Highway 3 near Silver Springs Road at approximately 1:05pm.
The male is currently in custody and being held in relation to
– entering into Canada unlawfully
– possession of stolen property
– driving offences
The Cranbrook RCMP would like to thank the motoring public who were temporarily inconvenienced while the arrest was being made.
S/Sgt. Hector Lee comments: ” This is an excellent example of the level of cooperation we enjoy with our partner Agencies and Detachments in our area. Your Cranbrook RCMP members involved did an excellent job in getting this vehicle stopped and taking the male driver into custody as safely as possible with minimal risk to the public.”