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Suspect caught after chase

UPDATE 3:16 p.m.

RCMP tell Castanet they are continuing to investigate after a stolen vehicle fled from police in the Smith Creek area and then crashed at the north end of Carrington Road.
The chase began at approximately 12:30 p.m., when West Kelowna RCMP received the report of a stolen vehicle from Kelowna being driven towards the Smith Creek area. RCMP attempted to stop the stolen white Chevrolet Malibu unsuccessfully. “Due to concerns of public and police safety, officers called off the pursuit of the stolen sedan, which was being driven in a dangerous manner,” states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the Kelowna Regional RCMP. “A short time later, police located their suspect vehicle, which had been involved in a collision with an electrical transformer at the north end of Carrington Road.”
Both the police helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft were involved in the search for suspects on the ground.

West Kelowna Fire crews responded to the scene to find a small grass fire sparked by the collision which had spread to nearby grass.
“After an exhaustive search by our canine team, a 25-year-old Kelowna man was taken into police custody within our area of containment,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.
Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

UPDATE 2:13 p.m.

A new tip indicates there was a police chase down Elliot Road at approximately 12:47 p.m. Wednesday. The tipster tells Castanet a vehicle was chased by at least 6 police vehicles.

Castanet has also learned that a vehicle collided with a transformer in the Carrington Road and Mallard Drive area this afternoon which sparked a 10 by 10 grass fire which has since been extinguished.

ORIGINAL 1:11 p.m.

Castanet has received multiple tips about a heavy police presence in the Elliot Road area of West Kelowna. One tipster has indicated that Elliot Road has been shut down by RCMP between Highway 97 and Solar Road.

Another caller indicates a police helicopter and a plane has been circling the area since 1 p.m.

Castanet has reached out to RCMP for more information we will update this story as soon as we have more information.

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