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UPDATED: Driver of stolen vehicle arrested

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
March 12th, 2024

Trail RCMP have updated a previous release Tuesday regarding the identification of the driver of a stolen truck.

RCMP said the “driver (of) the stolen truck has been arrested and identified.”

RCMP released no other details regarding this file.

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Trail RCMP on lookout for Nelson man

Trail RCMP is on the lookout for 45-plus-year-old Nelson man believed to have possibly stolen a truck from the Heritage City.

Trail RCMP said on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 5:30 a.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer was on a routine patrol in a marked vehicle when he observed a white Chevrolet truck come to a dead stop in the middle of an intersection of Victoria Street and Pine Avenue, in downtown Trail.

RCMP said the driver stared directly at the officer, who was stopped at a red traffic light at the intersection, before slowly proceeding northbound on Victoria Street.

RCMP said the officer queried the truck’s licence plate in the police data base and learnt that it was stolen from Nelson.

RCMP said the officer attempted a roadside detention; however, the driver and truck fled.

However, the officer did not pursue the driver and truck, but before fleeing, a passenger exited the vehicle and attempted to leave the scene on a skateboard.

The officer intercepted the man who provided a description of the driver and an itinerary of their activities that day.

The officer later located the stolen truck abandoned in the 1800 block of Wilmes Lane. The truck was seized and examined by the RCMP Forensic Identification Section.

The driver is believed to be named of Chris, 46/47-years-old, balding, 6’3 to 64 tall, had big ears and hands, and from Nelson.

If anyone has information about this crime, or know the identity of Chris, please contact the Trail Detachment at 250-364-2566 to speak to an investigator.

Chris seems like he has a hard time remaining inconspicuous in public. If anyone knows where Chris is, please contact the Trail Detachment and report his whereabouts, says Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

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