Stolen vehicle from Quesnel found in Williams Lake

A stolen vehicle from Quesnel was located in Williams Lake Wednesday night on Mackenzie Avenue North.

A stolen vehicle from Quesnel was located in Williams Lake Wednesday night on Mackenzie Avenue North.

Earlier in the evening the Quesnel RCMP reported that a 2005 Grey Honda Accord had been stolen after the owner left it running and unattended.

A Williams Lake RCMP officer saw the vehicle speed by, but by the time the member could turn the RCMP vehicle around and pursue it, the Honda was found abandoned on its side, and two unknown suspects had fled into the Dairy Fields.

“We did a tracking with the police dog but weren’t successful locating the suspects,” said Staff Sgt. Del Byron of the Williams Lake RCMP Thursday morning.

The theft comes as a reminder not to leave a vehicle running, he added.

On Friday, Feb. 13, a blue 2000 Ford F250 stolen from Ron Ridley Rentals on Oliver Street in Williams Lake was discovered in Ashcroft.

A BC Hydro employee told the Ashcroft RCMP the truck had been parked for about a week at the substation on Highway 97C just off Government Street.

It had a damaged ignition and bore license plates, later determined to be stolen from Lake City Ford.

The truck was reported stolen on Jan. 31. The theft is still under investigation, Byron said.