Prolific offender among three arrested

A 50-year-old female driver of the getaway vehicle was arrested in the vehicle, one man was located a short distance away by police, and the other man, who took off on foot into the woods near Signal Point, was tracked by the police service dog and taken into custody a short time later.

  • Jan. 11, 2011 11:00 a.m.

A 50-year-old female driver of the getaway vehicle was arrested in the vehicle, one man was located a short distance away by police, and the other man, who took off on foot into the woods near Signal Point, was tracked by the police service dog and taken into custody a short time later.

One of the men arrested was also wanted on seven other unrelated warrants at the time of the arrest.

The other man is also well known to police for property-related offences.

The driver, from Williams Lake, is currently on probation for property-related offences.

All three were in custody pending a court appearance yesterday.

The Williams Lake RCMP thank members of the public who called police with information that led to the apprehension of one of the men who fled into the woods. Const. Brad LeForte confirmed that it was the information of one caller that led the police to his last location — which provided a starting point for the police dog to begin a track. As a result, the 38-year-old Williams Lake man, who had run a fair distance into the bush, was tracked and eventually apprehended for the offence and the seven outstanding warrants.