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Suspect in custody after stolen vehicle damages four police cruisers: RCMP

4 police vehicles rammed

UPDATE: 1:54 p.m.

Four RCMP vehicles were damaged Monday as officers tried to stop a stolen van in the Heffley Creek area, police say.

According to Mounties, a constable spotted a stolen van in the area of Fortune Drive and Sydney Avenue at about 3:45 p.m.

“As part of the investigation, officers attempted to stop the vehicle on Heffley-Louis Creek Road and four police vehicles were consequently damaged in the process,” RCMP Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said in a news release.

“Luckily, no one was hurt during the collisions and a suspect was safely taken into custody.”

Michael Julien Bourlon, 51, is facing six charges, including counts of dangerous driving, failure to stop for police, possession of stolen property, assaulting a police officer with a weapon and resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

Evelyn said Bourlon remains in custody.


ORIGINAL STORY: 10:23 a.m.

A man was arrested Monday following a large police presence in Heffley Creek.

Mounties said they were in the Heffley Road area in the late afternoon for a report of a stolen vehicle.

The driver was taken into custody, police said.

Michael Julien Bourlon, 51, is facing charges of dangerous driving, flight from police, possession of stolen property and wilfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

More information is expected to be made public later on Tuesday.



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