RCMP car rammed, suspect picked up hours later

A police car was rammed several times in Kelowna and the suspect vehicle fled the Dilworth area.


The vehicle involved in an incident Nov. 26, was located and a suspect arrested later in the day.

Thanks to numerous tips from the public, investigators were able to locate the suspect vehicle at a residence on Stafford Road in north Kelowna.

A 31-year-old Kelowna man was arrested from inside the home.

The vehicle was seized and the investigation is ongoing.

The Kelowna man faces a number of potential charges in connection with the collision and flight from police.

No further details are available at this time.

On Nov. 26, Kelowna RCMP responded to a suspicious person/vehicle complaint in the 1600 block of Dilworth Drive.

Police located the vehicle parked in a stall.

The officer parked the police car behind the suspect vehicle, exited the car and walked to the driver side window of the suspect vehicle.

The police officer attempted to gain the attention of the driver. The suspect noticed the officer, started the vehicle and rammed in reverse into the police car several times before fleeing the area.

The suspect vehicle is a black Nissan, no licence plate number was obtained.

The driver side window and back window is smashed out and the rear end of the vehicle has heavy damage.

Kelowna RCMP received several tips that the vehicle was last seen in the Rutland area of Kelowna.

The Police officer was not injured.

Anyone with any information about the vehicle or the driver is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.netor by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.


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