Jun 28, 2012 / 1:46 pm
Kelowna RCMP are searching for a 26 year-old Midway man after he ran away from a police roadblock on Highway 33 Wednesday evening.
On June 27th around 5:30 p.m., Central Okanagan Traffic Services members stopped a grey Ford F150 with a u-haul trailer at a roadblock on Highway 33 near Daves Road.
During the check, officers discovered the two ATV's on the trailer were stolen from Grande Prairie, and they decided to detain the driver and passenger for further investigation.
However, the front passenger had other ideas, and suddenly took off running.
He jumped a barbed wire fence and ran down the side of a ravine and police believe, he then jumped into a fast flowing creek and eluded capture.
A Police Service Dog was used to track the man as far as the creek before losing his scent.
The man has since been identified, and police were concerned about his welfare, enlisting help from Search and Rescue.
The police later learned that he made his way out of the bush and in good physical condition.
The investigation continues and police will be recommending charges of Possession of Stolen Property against the man.
The man is described as Caucasian, 5'10" and 175lbs, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Police say a clothing description is not available at this time.
The Kelowna RCMP ask anyone with more information to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.
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