A foot chase ensued after a spike belt brought a vehicle to a stop north of Williams Lake.
RCMP Inspector Jeff Pelley says a spike belt was deployed late Wednesday morning after a vehicle that had failed to stop earlier for traffic services was located on Highway 97 near Mountain House Road.
He says the one suspect was apprehended a short distance away while a second was apprehended several kilometers away in the Lynes Creek Road area through the efforts of multiple officers and police dog services.
“The two individuals are from the region and not well known to police,” Pelley says. “The matter is still currently under investigation being formally assessed to determine what charges in addition to dangerous driving as well as flight from police.”
The suspects currently remain in police custody.
Neither of them is believed to be identified as the registered owner of the vehicle.
“It was very good exceptional work by our general duty uniform officers, police dog services, crime reduction unit, traffic services, and everyone involved to coordinate and apprehend these offenders and instill a safety within the community given the type of driving behavior,” Pelley said.
Update 3:06 pm: Two suspects were arrested by the Williams Lake RCMP following a search Wednesday afternoon in the Lynes Creek Road area north of Williams Lake.
Police have not provided any further information at this time.
“There was no issue with public safety and traffic is back to normal,” said Staff Sgt. Del Byron. ” The matter is still under investigation.”
Update 12:11 pm: Williams Lake RCMP Staff Sgt. Del Byron said police have set up roadblocks in the area.
Previous: The Williams Lake RCMP have launched a search for a suspect in the Lynes Creek Road area.
Staff Sgt. Del Byron said before noon that police dog services were on route.
He advises residents to stay in their homes and for motorists to not stop for pedestrians.
No further details are currently available.