Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
If Dog Rabbit
Cop fires shot at car thief who tries to run him over
Released by Sgt. Annie Linteau, UFVRD/Voice photos
Chilliwack RCMP did not chase a stolen vehicle Thursday when challenged by the suspect, and knew the suspect was going to make a run for it at the Charles St. pedestrian tunnel. They later located the vehicle right where they expected it to be on Loring Ave.
n October 30, 2014 at approximately 2:20 PM members of the Chilliwack RCMP observed a red 1981 Porsche on Woodbine in Chilliwack which they suspected to be stolen. Police were aware that a red Porsche had been stolen from Chilliwack on October 28, 2014 as the vehicle had been featured on Chilliwack RCMP’s daily stolen vehicle list.
An unmarked police vehicle was able to get close enough to the vehicle to obtain a licence plate and confirmed that the vehicle was indeed stolen. Numerous police resources converged to the area of Chilliwack River Road and McGuire Road where the vehicle had last been observed traveling at a high rate of speed.
The vehicle stopped at a roadblock on McGuire Road but when the police officer approached it, it allegedly accelerated in his direction and the police officer discharged his service pistol once towards the driver. The vehicle fled the area. The member involved was not injured in the incident.
The Porsche then drove over a tire deflation device which had been deployed on Knight Road. Police lost sight of the vehicle which was recovered shortly thereafter unoccupied on Loring Avenue. Witnesses in the area told police that they observed two males running away from the stolen Porsche. Witnesses state they did not appear to be injured.
Members of the Chilliwack RCMP, Chilliwack RCMP’s Crime Reduction Unit and a member of the Integrated Police Dog Service thoroughly searched the area for the suspects but were unable to locate them.
RCMP Police Dog Services was brought in to track the suspects who fled through the Charles St. tunnel.
The Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Unit and the Lower Mainland Integrated Forensic Identification Section are investigating the circumstances of the discharge of firearm.
Chilliwack RCMP are continuing their investigation into the incident and asking anyone who may have any information about the stolen vehicle’s occupants to give them a call at (604)792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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