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Fort St. John
Monday, October 22, 2018
Tel: 250-787-7100
Email: contact@energeticcity.ca
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
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Truck Thief and Police Chase

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There was a police pursuit incident in Fort St. John yesterday afternoon and, it ended with a suspect deciding he didn’t want to tangle with a police dog.

The pursuit started shortly before one o’clock, on 99th avenue near 108th street, when the RCMP attempted to pull over the driver of a stolen 2007 Dodge pickup.

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He fled the scene and was followed to a rural area northwest of the city, where he attempted to flee on foot, after getting the truck stuck in mud.

However, when a police dog was called to the scene a suspect emerged from a wooded area and surrendered.

Police had initially responded to a call from the owner of the stolen truck, who spotted it being driven in the city.

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After recovering suspected stolen items from the vehicle, police are taking public information and stolen property assistance calls at 787-81-40 and 1-800 222-84-77.

Meantime, 43 year old Christopher Pierre of Fort St. John faces charges of stolen property over five thousand dollars, flight from a police officer and, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

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He’s been remanded in custody, until his next scheduled court appearance on June 23rd.

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