Three nabbed following high-speed flight from White Rock

Police tracked a Jeep Cherokee from White Rock to Surrey this morning, eventually arresting three men.

A high-speed flight through the residential streets of White Rock and South Surrey early this morning ended with three men arrested.

The trio – all in their early to mid-20s – were captured around 1 a.m. June 28, after a grey Jeep Cherokee was tracked to the area of 62 Avenue and 126 Street by police helicopter.

According to police reports, the Cherokee caught a White Rock RCMP officer’s attention around 12:30 a.m., after it was spotted running red lights and stop signs.

Given the high rate of speed, a pursuit was not initiated, however, Air 2 – one of the Mounties’ dedicated helicopters – was deployed.

When an officer on the ground caught up to the vehicle near 160 Street and 8 Avenue, the driver ignored the police lights and siren and fled northbound on 156 Street, police say. It’s estimated to have reached speeds of up to 150 km/h.

While “stop sticks” and a spike belt were deployed near King George Boulevard and Highway 10, the driver did not stop the vehicle until 62 Avenue and 126 Street.

At that point, police say, three occupants fled on foot. A dog team apprehended one man after a break-in to a basement suite; a second man was located in green space south of where the vehicle was dumped; and a third was caught in a nearby yard.

Two of the three arrested were taken to hospital with minor injuries. Recommended charges include dangerous driving, flight from police and break-and-enter.

Investigation is ongoing.

 

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