Police vehicles struck after truck tries to flee

Mission

2024-02-28 08:57 HNP

Dossier nº 2024-2274

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

Multiple police vehicles sustained damage on the night of February 25, after a driver tried to flee a traffic stop.

Photo of white Dodge Ram in ditch

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The incident began on February 25 around 10:30 pm, when the security guard at a construction site on Maple Street in Mission saw a black truck pull up to the site. The passenger got out, smashed the window of another truck parked there, stole items from inside, then got back into the black truck and drove away.

A short time later, residents along Shook Road in Hatzic reported that a suspicious black truck had just sped into a trailer park, and three people had run from it. Mission RCMP attended, confirmed it appeared to be the same black truck used in the earlier theft, and that the truck had been stolen from Langley a day prior. Police contained the area in an effort to try to locate the males.

While police were on scene, an officer noted a white Dodge Ram pickup truck driving in the area. The officer attempted to pull over the truck, to see if any of the males that fled from the stolen truck were inside. The truck initially pulled over, but it then turned around, drove into the first officer’s vehicle, drove into a second police vehicle, then collided with a third as it tried to get over a small bridge. One of the police vehicles was able to stop the truck by pushing it into a ditch. The driver resisted arrest but was eventually taken into custody. Evidence consistent with drug trafficking was located inside his truck.

This was a very dangerous situation, and it’s fortunate that no one was seriously injured, says Corporal Harrison Mohr with Mission RCMP. One minute, a vehicle appeared to be complying with a traffic stop, then all of a sudden the full-size pickup truck turned around and drove into three police cars. Our officers recognized that the driver of this vehicle posed an immediate safety risk, and acted quickly to immobilize his vehicle before anyone got hurt.

It’s not yet clear whether the driver of this truck was related to the stolen black truck, or whether he just happened to be driving through an area where police were conducting an investigation that may not have even been related to him.

No officers were injured as a result of the incident. Multiple charges have been recommended against the driver of the white truck, whom was already prohibited from driving. The investigations into both the stolen black truck and the white truck are still ongoing. Anyone who saw this white Dodge Ram 1500 driving erratically on the night of February 25 is asked to call Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161, file 24-2274.

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GRC de Mission
7171, rue Oliver, Mission (C.-B.) V2V 6H2
Bureau : 604-826-7161
Télécopieur : 604-820-3548

Courriel : medias_mission@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Site Web : mission.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (en anglais seulement)

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