Kamloops couple nabbed for mail theft

A man and woman from Kamloops suspected of stealing mail near Hope were arrested by police Tuesday after they pulled off Hwy 1 at Popkum Road.

  • Apr. 6, 2011 5:00 a.m.

A man and woman from Kamloops suspected of stealing mail near Hope were arrested by police Tuesday after they pulled off Hwy 1 at Popkum Road.

Police received a report of a man prying open a Canada Post mail box on Kawkawa Lake Road at about 9 a.m.

“Witnesses saw the male leave the area carrying mail, and were able to provide police with a description and licence plate of the vehicle,” Const. Tracy Wolbeck said.

“It was determined that the vehicle the suspect was driving had been stolen out of Kamloops,” she said.

Police were able to catch up the vehicle as it traveled west on Hwy 1, and after it pulled off at the Popkum Road exit a spike belt was set up at the Annis Road intersection.

But the suspect saw the belt and drove around it, and another was set up at Gibson Road.

“With several police resources in the immediate area, the suspect vehicle came to a stop before hitting the belt,” Wolbeck said.

A 20-year-old female and 25-year-old male, both of Kamloops, were arrested and taken into custody without incident.

Police resources from Hope, Agassiz, Chilliwack, the Fraser Valley Traffic Services and the Lower Mainland District Police Dog Service “were involved in bringing this incident to a peaceful end,” Wolbeck said.

“This is a very good example of how the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment can operate as a cohesive unit and deploy several police resources at one time in an effort to combat crime,” she said.

Mail found in the suspect vehicle was seized by police and returned to Hope residents.

 

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