All-Terrain-Vehicles deployed to catch car thief in back country

Kelowna, West Kelowna, BC – RCMP respond with ATV’s, Tuesday afternoon, to capture a suspect seen dangerously operating a stolen pickup truck on the forest service roads and off road trails in the back country of West Kelowna.

On July 10, 2018 just prior to 2 pm, West Kelowna Mounties spotted a stolen vehicle in the area of Bear Creek and McDougall Creek Forest Service Road. Officers took up a tactical position in an effort to intercept the stolen brown F-350 pickup truck with a spike belt on Bartley Road. The suspect managed to stop, reverse and flee in the opposite direction, into the back country of West Kelowna.

“Mounties did not engage in a pursuit and subsequently deployed all-terrain-vehicles onto the back country forestry roads,” states RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “Officers eventually caught up to the stolen F-350 near Hayman Lake, which was obviously no match for the RCMP ATV’s maneuverability or the off road terrain deep into the heavily forested area that the suspect chose to drive into.”

Officers eventually caught up to the stolen F-350 near Hayman Lake, which was obviously no match for the RCMP ATV’s maneuverability.

28-year-old Cody Lee Allen Nelson of Kelowna was taken into custody without further incident. He was held in police custody and has now been formally charged with possession of stolen property, flight from police and possession of a controlled substance. He is expected to re-appear in Court on July 12th, 2018 at 1:30 pm.

The brown Ford F-350 pickup truck, had been reported as stolen on July 9th, from Bulman Road in Kelowna.

File # 2018-39701

Kelowna RCMP



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