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Driver in truck stolen in the Yukon nabbed near Cottonwood Bridge

It took a couple of tries, but the RCMP managed to stop the driver of a stolen truck from the Yukon Saturday morning.

Shortly after 5 a.m. RCMP from the Yukon Territory advised the Prince George RCMP a suspect driving a stolen vehicle was en route to Prince George.

Prince George RCMP frontline members attempted to stop the driver using a spike-belt technique on Highway 97N near the weigh scales. The driver was able to avoid the spike belt, however, and continued to drive south through Prince George.

Prince George RCMP Police Dog Services, Air Services and a crisis negotiator joined frontline members to assist in tracking the vehicle. Using a variety of police resources, the Prince George RCMP were able to take the suspect into custody without incident just before 9 a.m. on Highway 97S near Cottonwood Bridge.

“We are familiar with the suspect and his history with police and that made it a priority for us to apprehend him as quickly as possible. The suspect will remain in-custody until he can attend court,” said Const. Jennifer Cooper of the Prince George RCMP.

The investigation is ongoing.

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