Merritt RCMP use spike belt to stop fleeing suspect

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Logan Lake RCMP were alerted to a suspicious vehicle on April 1, 2021, which was eventually located in the Logan Lake Library parking lot with a single male occupant.

When the police attempted to stop the vehicle, it fled from them at a high rate of speed. RCMP later determined that the vehicle was stolen.

Logan Lake RCMP located the suspect and stolen vehicle a short time later at a private residence in the 8500 block of Highway 97C.

The suspect had broken into the residence and stolen an RV motorhome, after which they again fled from police, heading towards Merritt.

The Merritt RCMP deployed a spike belt which successfully stopped the motorhome on a commercial property in the 2600 block of Highway 97C.

The suspect driver was taken into custody and will be facing a multitude of serious charges.

Morgan Hampton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Merritt Herald