Salmon Arm  

High-speed rider gets away

A high-revving motorcycle thief got the attention of RCMP last week.

A Salmon Arm RCMP officer saw a motorcycle pass his police car on Salmon River Road on Sept. 23 at about 10:20 a.m. and noticed the motorcycle did not have a licence plate.

“The police officer attempted to stop the motorcycle and it fled at an increasing rate of speed,” said Staff Sgt. Scott West.

“The operator of the motorcycle abandoned it a short distance away on the side of the road and fled into the woods. The RCMP members at the scene quickly determined that the motorcycle was stolen from the Enderby area and it was towed.”

A police helicopter and police dog were called in to search a wooded area for the rider. The police dog located evidence, but the operator of the motorcycle was not located.  

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