At 2:30am on Saturday morning suspects forced their way into the Overlander Cold Beer and Wine store in an attempt to break and enter. The suspect vehicle was then involved in a second break and enter only minutes later.
At approximately 2:50am, RCMP located the same vehicle and followed it to the Dairy Fields where the suspect vehicle deliberately rammed a marked police cruiser and attempted to hit a police officer who was on foot.
The officer fired at the vehicle, which then fled the area.
(Photo: Accident reconstruction experts and RCMP members map the scene where the police cruiser was rammed early Saturday morning.)
At 4:10am the suspect vehicle was located by Alexis Creek RCMP traveling westbound on Highway 20. Following a lengthy pursuit on Forestry service roads, RCMP members deployed a spike belt and disabled the vehicle. The two occupants fled on foot, one was immediately apprehended while a second remains at large.
There was no evidence to suggest either occupant had been injured.
The suspect vehicle was seized and police confirmed it had been stolen earlier from a residence in Williams Lake.
RCMP have a 20 year old male in custody who is well known to police. He is facing a number of criminal charges in relation to this incident. A search is still underway to locate the second suspect who is described as an native male, 16 to 25 years of age, thin build, approximately 6 feet tall with facial hair. He was last seen wearing a grey ‘hoody’.
Williams Lake RCMP are asking anyone with information in regards to this incident or can provide the identity of a possible suspect to please contact the Williams Lake RCMP at (250) 392-6211. If you have information and would like to remain anonymous please call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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