A 29-year old man, arrested in connection with a lengthy crime spree from Quesnel to Alexandria yesterday (Monday), has now been charged.
Ronald Jack Peebles is facing one count of theft of a motor vehicle at this point, although more charges are possible.
Peebles is due back in court on Thursday for a bail hearing.
Quesnel RCMP say a truck was stolen from a motel on Front Street and was then used to attempt to steal a boat and a boat motor from the Lakeview Crescent area, and a UTV from a rural property in Alexandria.
RCMP say the stolen vehicle then crashed and rolled several times along Highway 97, and that the driver then stole another truck from a bystander who had stopped to help.
The driver is then accused of driving to a nearby property and stealing a Quad before crashing it as well down a steep embankment.
Police say he wasn’t done there however, as the suspect then swam across the Fraser River, but was met by RCMP members on the other side.
Police are still investigating this incident and are looking for witnesses, including anyone who might have some dash cam video.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Quesnel RCMP. (250-992-9211)
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