Quesnel man is custody after police pursuit on Wednesday

Nathan Doucette, 33, crashed into a police car and broke into a home when trying to escape on foot

A Quesnel man is in custody following a vehicle-on-vehicle collision with a police car in West Quesnel Wednesday (July 10).

An RCMP press release says an employee at a West Park Mall store spotted Nathan Doucette and, “was aware that he was under court imposed conditions to not be in this type of establishment, and was asked to leave.”

The employee promptly called the police.

Doucette, 33, left before the police arrived, however the employee provided a description of his vehicle as well as the licence plate number, so police could attempt to track him down.

Officers armed with this information discovered the vehicle had been taken without the owner’s consent from Kamloops a few days prior.

Within a short period of time they were able to locate the vehicle on Edkins Street. Seeing the officers, Doucette attempted to flee and collided with a police vehicle, then fled the scene on foot.

The Police Dog Service from Prince Geoge was called to assist in the search.

While attempting to evade capture, Doucette forced his way into a residence in the area, taking the home owner by surprise.

The press release says Doucette was confronted by the home owner, who ended up getting injured during the confrontation. The injuries are not considered serious, however.

Doucette was arrested at the home by RCMP and is being held in custody.

He has been charged with assault, failing to stop for police, break and enter; and driving while prohibited. Doucette appeared in Quesnel Provincial Court on Thursday (July 11) and has been remanded. He will appear in court again on July 16.

The alleged offender will also continue to stand trial for seven additional charges from three other cases.

READ MORE: Quesnel woman set for inquiry on charges relating to 2017 homicide



editor@quesnelobserver.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Cariboo-Prince George MP full of gratitude as he’s sworn in for second term

Todd Doherty is eager to get back to work and help families affected by forestry downturn

B.C. First Nation Chief Ed John faces historic sex charges

John served as minister for children and families under then-premier Ujjah Dosanjh

RCMP traffic stop leads to recovery of stolen Peterson Contracting service truck

Welder found in the back of a different vehicle by RCMP

City of Quesnel hosting open house at new Forestry Innovation Centre

The new centre will be open Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Quesnel figure skater competes at Sectionals in Kelowna

Mitchell Dunn is stepping his game up as he faces off against tough competition

VIDEO: B.C. to restrict nicotine content, bring in 20% tax on vaping products

Province will also restrict candy and fruit flavoured vaping products to adult-only stores

Seguin lifts surging Stars to 4-2 win over Canucks

Dallas is 6-0-1 in last seven outings

B.C. government working with RCMP to address $10 million in budget cuts

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth issues statement following report of RCMP cost-cutting

‘City that protects rapists’: Sexual assault survivor slams Kelowna mayor for defending RCMP

Heather Friesen spent the morning handing out flyers around city hall calling out the mayor

BC Liquor Stores to move fully to paper bags by March

Vancouver Island to be the first to convert to paper bags in November

Tolko shuts B.C. divisions for two weeks over holidays

Head office to close from Dec. 23-27; two weeks’ downtime runs Dec. 21-Jan. 6

Port Moody mayor says stayed sex assault charge related to ‘awkward date’

Rob Vagramov said charge was related to a string of dates in 2015

UBC conference draws fire over speaker from Chinese tech company blacklisted in U.S.

The company that has been blacklisted by the U.S. over links to the repression of China’s Muslim minority

‘It’s been 12 years’: Father of murdered B.C. real estate agent pleads for mayor’s help

Lindsay Buziak was stabbed to death on Feb. 2, 2008 in Saanich. Her case is unsolved.

Most Read