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Woman arrested after ‘suspicious’ vehicle stopped on Coquihalla near Hope

Person seen running from vehicle; police working to confirm if vehicle was stolen
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Signage at the RCMP Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack on April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

A woman was arrested along the Coquihalla Highway after several calls came in to police on Friday about a vehicle that was possibly stolen.

The incident began shortly before 9 a.m. on May 17 in the eastbound lanes of Highway 1 near Herrling Island where Hope RCMP responded to reports of a “suspicious vehicle,” in the area, Sgt. Mike Sargent with the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment stated in a press release.

Police found the vehicle in Hope but were unable to stop it.

“A short time later, the Hope RCMP received multiple reports of a vehicle stopped on the Coquihalla Highway in the area of the Great Bear Snowshed,” Sargent added. “The reports also indicated that at least one occupant was seen running from the vehicle after it stopped.”

Officers, including an Integrated Police Dog Service member, found the woman who was later identified as the passenger in the vehicle and she taken into custody.

“The investigation remains ongoing and police are working to confirm if the vehicle was in fact stolen.”

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Jenna Hauck

About the Author: Jenna Hauck

I started my career at The Chilliwack Progress in 2000 as a photojournalist.
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