Campbell River man ran from RCMP, but he couldn’t hide

The Comox Valley RCMP took a 36-year-old Campbell River man into custody using a true team approach.

The Comox Valley RCMP took a 36-year-old Campbell River man into custody using a true team approach.

Just before 10 a.m. on Aug. 2,  the Comox Valley’s RCMP traffic section was working in the Black Creek area when they attempted to pull over a green Ford Explorer. The driver refused to pull over and continued travelling northbound on Highway 19A before turning down Lalum Road.

The driver fled the vehicle on foot when he reached a gate partway down this gravel road. The RCMP had by now confirmed that the vehicle had been stolen out of Courtenay a couple of days prior.

With the assistance of the RCMP helicopter, the police dog section, general duty members, plainclothes members, and the forensic section, the RCMP successfully took the man into custody.

This man remains in custody at this time and is facing numerous charges of possession of stolen property, flight from police and driving while disqualified.

The RCMP thank the public for their patience and understanding as they worked to capture the suspect while ensuring the safety of local residents and families camping in a nearby campground.

— Comox Valley RCMP