Kimberley RCMP contain suspect vehicle in Townsite

Last week's incident began in Cranbrook when vehicle failed to stop for police

RCMP

Last week, Kimberley RCMP were involved in an attempt to stop a suspect vehicle, which ended up in the Townsite area.

“There was an incident in Cranbrook where members attempted to stop a vehicle,” said Sgt. Chris Newel of the Kimberley RCMP. “The vehicle was driven by a subject we are familiar with. The vehicle did not stop and the subject was driving in a manner that put people at risk, so police disengaged.”

Newel says the vehicle left Cranbrook and was spotted a couple of times, including on the Ktunaxa reserve, which meant it could be coming to Kimberley through the back road.

“We picked him up as he came into Kimberley,” Newel said.

Newel says that because of the earlier observed driving behaviour in Cranbrook, Kimberley members did not try to stop him.

“We tried to contain him to the Morrison Sub, Townsite area,” he said.

The vehicle continued through Townsite, hitting a travel trailer on 8th Avenue and was abandoned.

Newel says a police dog was brought in but was unable to find the suspect. However, as Newel said, he is known to police and the investigation is continuing.