Teens who allegedly failed to stop for White Rock RCMP late Thursday evening are now facing charges in connection with a stolen vehicle.
Police, with the aid of the RCMP’s Air 1 helicopter and a police dog team, located three males in their late teens around 2 a.m. Friday.
The trio was found “within blocks” of where a stolen vehicle was found dumped on a front lawn in the 1900-block of 148 St.
The air search caught the attention of area residents, who report watching and listening to the helicopter circle the area for about two hours, starting just before midnight.
“For it to go on and on, it was really something,” said Ruby Gernon. “It kept me up, not knowing what was happening.”
A neighbour of Gernon’s who asked not to be identified said she saw two people run from the area.
“When the helicopter sort of moved away for a minute, they sort of darted out from bushes and took off running down a walkway into a greenbelt,” the woman said.
While a Surrey RCMP spokesman said that detachment fielded several noise complaints as a result of the helicopter search, Gernon said she was just hopeful that police caught whoever they were looking for.
“I knew there was something wrong, but not exactly. That’s what kept me up,” she said. “I was praying that whoever did something was caught by police.”
Three Langley residents were taken into custody in connection with the incident.
Investigation is ongoing.