Fleeing suspects kept police busy over the weekend


2023-03-13 13:21 PDT

File # 2023-1632, 2023-1638, 2023-1698

Quesnel RCMP dealt with three separate incidents over the weekend where suspects fled from police.

On March 10, 2023, at approximately 5:20 p.m., police located a suspicious vehicle on West Fraser Road near Marsh Drive in Quesnel. The vehicle fled from police when they tried to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle was observed shortly after and fled again. At approximately 5:40 p.m. police located the vehicle in the area of Edkins Street and the driver attempted to flee again. The vehicle was disabled after a collision with two police vehicles. The driver was apprehended and found in possession of drugs and an SKS rifle. The investigation is ongoing.

Later that evening at approximately 8:19 p.m., police received a report of a suspicious man in the 500 block of Marsh Drive. When police arrived, they observed a man known to have outstanding warrants for his arrest. When police attempted to arrest the man, he fled on foot. After a brief foot chase, the man was apprehended for the outstanding warrants and resisting arrest. He was located in possession of a prohibited weapon.

On March 12, 2023, at approximately 10:55 p.m., Quesnel RCMP attempted to conduct a traffic stop with a vehicle on Highway 97 near 2-mile flats and the vehicle fled from police. The vehicle was later located in the area of Parkland Road in Quesnel. Two men were arrested and a third fled on foot. The third man was located and arrested with the assistance from North District Police Dog Services. Firearms and ammunition were recovered.

The results of the investigations will be forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service for assessment of appropriate charges.

The hard work done by our police officers has led to removing dangerous weapons from our streets, said Sgt. Clay Kronebusch. Officers continue to risk their own safety when dealing with individuals involved in criminal activity who often carry weapons.

Released by:

Sgt. Clay Kronebusch
Media Relations Officer
Quesnel RCMP
584 Carson Ave Quesnel BC V2J 2B5
Office: 250-992-9211

Email: clay.kronebusch@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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