RCMP vehicle rammed by suspect in stolen truck, Mounties say

Police vehicle rammed

UPDATE: 5 p.m.

Mounties say they are searching for a suspect after a police vehicle was rammed Thursday afternoon by a stolen truck.

According to police, an officer making patrols spotted a stolen black pickup truck in the area of Paul Lake Road and Cold Creek Road just after noon.

“As he approached the truck in his police vehicle, the truck rammed the cruiser, then fled up Paul Lake Road,” RCMP Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said in a news release.

A number of backup units arrived at the scene a short time later, Evelyn said, and the truck was found abandoned near Paul Lake Road and Harper Mountain Road.

“With the assistance of the police dog service unit, officers searched the area but no suspects were located,” she said.

Police believe the truck was stolen at about 1 a.m. on Thursday from a business on Leigh Road.

Evelyn is urging drivers with dash cams to review their footage from Thursday morning to see if the truck’s movements can be traced. The truck is described as a black 2022 Ford F350 with B.C. license plate ST 3345 (photo below).

The officer in the RCMP vehicle that was rammed was not injured.

Anyone with information can contact police at 250-828-3000.


Mounties are asking drivers to avoid the Paul Lake Road area on Thursday afternoon as officers conduct an investigation relating to a stolen vehicle.

A half-dozen police vehicles could be seen in the area at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, about one kilometre east of Highway 5, including one officer loading a spike belt into the back of an RCMP vehicle.

“Residents are asked to please avoid the area while police investigate,” RCMP Cpl. Crystal Evelyn told Castanet Kamloops, noting the probe is related to a stolen vehicle.

This story will be updated when more information becomes known.

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