What started as a home invasion in Quesnel Saturday morning ended in a spectacular crash and arrest along Highway 97 and Toop Road Saturday.
According to Williams Lake RCMP, the series of events began to unfold at 8:52 a.m. in Quesnel where a 28-year-old male suspect is alleged to have carried out a home invasion at a residence in the 500 Block of Reid Street. A homeowner awoke to some suspicious noises and found a man going through a purse.
The suspect then fled the scene with a vehicle from the residence, a four-door Honda Civic. Police issued a warning for RCMP north and south of Quesnel to keep a lookout for the suspect and vehicle.
According to Staff Sgt. Del Byron, following the home invasion, police received a report at 11:12 a.m. of a break and enter at a residence at the community of Deep Creek just north of Williams Lake.
At 11:30 a.m., the suspect’s spree ended when he crashed the stolen vehicle onto the old commercial scales site across from Toop Road.
He attempted to flee the scene, however, was immediately taken down by police, Byron said.
Byron wouldn’t comment on the particulars that led up to the crash, noting that more information would be released at a later time.
The suspect was treated for minor injuries at Cariboo Memorial Hospital and is currently in custody awaiting his first court appearance on several charges relating to the incidents.
Byron said no one else was injured during the crime spree.
The suspect is expected to appear in Williams Lake Provincial Court later today, the RCMP said Monday.