Two Quesnel men were arrested after they fled from the police in a stolen vehicle in that community Tuesday.
At about 10 a.m., a citizen called the Quesnel RCMP to report a theft from a car and suspicious activity in the downtown core. As the police were responding, the witness observed the two men that were involved enter a 2007 Chrysler 300 that had been reported stolen earlier in the morning.
When the police located the vehicle on Dragon Hill, the driver increased his speed and was driving erratically on North Star Road. The officers did not pursue the vehicle due to the risk to the public.
When the police were patrolling the area shortly thereafter, they located the car abandoned on an old road behind the city landfill. A perimeter was set up and the two males were found and arrested. One of the men was in possession of stolen property related to other thefts in the community.
“This file came to a successful conclusion due to the immediate call to the police and the good description of the suspects, vehicle, and direction of travel from the witness,” said Sgt. Richard Weseen, in a news release.
The driver of the car, Thor Huskins, 28, was charged with theft of a motor vehicle over $5,000, possession of stolen property over $5,000, theft under $5,000, mischief, and possession of a controlled substance. The passenger, Quade Herda, 21, was charged with possession of stolen property over $5.000 and theft under $5,000, and mischief.
The RCMP asks anyone who witnesses suspicious activity to call the Quesnel RCMP at (250)992-9211 when the event is happening. The more detail that can be supplied to the police can increase the amount of criminal activity that can be stopped, or disrupted.