Police dogs help Prince George RCMP arrest fleeing truck theft suspects

Police Service Dog Jak tracked through brush for two kilometres before the suspects were located

Police dogs helped the Prince George RCMP arrest two people who fled from a stolen vehicle Friday morning (April 12).

At approximately 7:15 a.m. on Friday, a member of the Prince George RCMP’s Police Dog Services Section located a stolen 2003 Ford F-350 pickup travelling southbound on Highway 97, between Prince George and Hixon.

Before the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver turned onto Carver Road, went through a ditch and ended up stuck in a nearby field, according to a press release from the RCMP. The adult male driver and adult female passenger fled on foot into a wooded area.

More officers arrived to assist, including two other Police Dog Service teams. Police Service Dog Jak was deployed to track the two suspects. Jak tracked through brush for approximately two kilometres until the suspects were located and arrested with the assistance of Police Service Dog Taz.

A loaded shotgun, an improvised explosive device and other weapons were located in close proximity to the male suspect, according to police.

The 19-year-old woman was transported to the RCMP Detachment after a brief stop at the hospital for treatment of minor bite wounds. The 27-year-old man was transported directly to the detachment. Police say both are from Prince George, and both will be held for court.

The recovered truck had been reported stolen at approximately 4:15 a.m. from a residence on Piedmont Crescent in Prince George.

The BC RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Section was called in to safely destroy the improvised explosive device.

Police ask anyone who has any information about vehicle theft in the community to contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.

READ MORE: Prince George RCMP seize an estimated $1 million worth of cannabis and cash


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cariboo Ski-Touring Club to host international film festival showcase

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival films to be shown at Hallis Lake Lodge on Jan. 24

$10,000 for Gold Rush Trails marketing video and Billie Bouchie Day celebrations

‘We were very impressed by the calibre of both projects’

VIDEO: Special screening of Shadow Trap will wrap up Sled Dog Mail Run Jan. 26 in Wells

Shadow Trap was filmed in Barkerville and features local actors, production members and dogs

Buses running today but still a risk of frostbite

The wind chill for Friday morning in Quesnel is expected to be -33 C

RCMP to hold career presentation in Quesnel

Those interested in applying need to pre-register for the Jan. 22 presentation

Kids across Canada more at risk of hospitalization from flu this season: doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam said influenza B does not usually peak until February or later

Closed mills, housing surge support a positive forecast for lumber industries

B.C. lumber producers have closed mills accounting for 18% of province’s capacity, RBC report says

Good Samaritan pays part of rent for B.C. woman facing eviction in can-collecting dispute

Zora Hlevnjak, 76, supplements her pension by collecting cans and receiving public donations

Kelowna’s ‘Baby Mary’ finds biological parents after more than 30 years

Geneologist and DNA test helped her connect with her biological parents

Kelowna hotel to award couples for baby-making with Nooner deal

The deal includes a free stay every Valentine’s Day for the next 18 years

‘Scariest boat ride of my life’: Passengers trapped by ice on rocky B.C. ferry sailing

The Nimpkish docked in Bella Coola on Jan.12 coated in a thick layer of ice

B.C. pair ordered to pay $55,000 for oil tank discovered four years after selling home

Judge says defendants breached contract, despite being unaware of tank until basement flooded

Canada to give $25,000 to families of each Canadian who died in Iran plane crash

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also made it clear that Canada still expects Iran to compensate victims

Oil and gas industry applauds top court’s dismissal of B.C.’s Trans Mountain case

The high court’s ruling Thursday removes one of the remaining obstacles for the project

Most Read