On July 31, Cranbrook RCMP were provided information from Elk Valley RCMP that a potentially stolen vehicle was on its way from Elk Valley to Cranbrook.The vehicle was also believed to be involved in multiple recent thefts in the Elk Valley area.
Cranbrook RCMP members, along with the assistance of a BC Conservation Officer, located the suspect vehicle on Hwy 3/95 just outside of Cran brook. The vehicle, and licence plate where confirmed as stolen.
The two men inside the vehicle were both arrested for possession of stolen property. They are currently in police custody pending further investigation on the truck and other stolen property which was located inside the vehicle.
Residents of Elk Valley are requested to check their property for any items which may have recently been stolen and report the items to the Elk Valley RCMP Detachment. The Elk Valley RCMP detachment can be contacted at 250-425-6233
Anyone with information regarding these thefts, or suspects which are currently in police custody can contact the Cranbrook RCMP, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477