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Woman identifies car in dramatic takedown

Takedown, facing charges

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UPDATE: 1:35 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP say the two people arrested in a stolen vehicle on Monday afternoon are now facing charges.

On the morning of July 19th, Kelowna RCMP located a stolen truck in the Kelowna area.

With the assistance of RCMP Air Services, the truck was followed and the two occupants were arrested in an effort by Kelowna Target Team, Air Services, and Police Dog Services.

"Officers attempted to conduct the arrest of the occupants of the vehicle which fled, colliding with an attending police vehicle. The stolen vehicle subsequently became disabled a short distance away and officers were able to effect the arrest without further incident.” Cpl Tanguay of the Kelowna RCMP Target Team.

The man and woman were both held and brought before the BC Provincial Court.

The alleged driver, 27-year-old Brendan Latimer, is now facing charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, possession of stolen property, obstruction of a police officer, and three breaches of court orders.

He has been remanded in custody. His next court appearance is set for August 3, 2021.

The alleged passenger, 24-year-old Bailee Adams, is facing a charge of failure to comply with a court order.

She has since been released from custody for a future court date.


ORIGINAL:1:15 p.m.

After nearly a month of Calgary resident Sandy Forbes truck being missing, it was spotted and became part of a dramatic takedown in Kelowna on Monday.

Kelowna RCMP say they located a black Chevrolet pickup that had been reported stolen in Alberta, Monday morning just after 10:30 a.m. However, when they attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled. RCMP chose not to give chase in the interest of public safety.

“That was pretty terrifying … It was heartbreaking," Forbes said in an interview with CTV News.

“My husband, it was his truck to begin with and we’ve had it for a while and it was a really nice truck, you can’t really replace them … I guess it was just hard watching the officers just smash into it to try and get it to stop.”

Forbes says the 1998 Chevy Silverado now belongs to her son.

He parks the vehicle at the Tuscany station in Calgary before heading to work.

Forbes said RCMP called her Monday to let her know the vehicle was found, but damaged.

RCMP said the stolen pickup had been spotted last week but the driver took off. It was seen again Monday.

“It’s just not a good feeling," Forbes said. "You work hard for your stuff and then people just feel like they have the right to take it.”

Police told Forbes that the vehicle was full of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

RCMP say no one was hurt in the takedown.

-With files from CTV Calgary



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