Man arrested in Vancouver after allegedly failing to stop at border

Police say a man drove into a vehicle and unoccupied store in Vancouver Saturday morning

Police say a man has been arrested after allegedly running the Canada-U.S. border in Surrey, before crashing into a vehicle and unoccupied store in Vancouver’s west side.

In a statement Saturday, police said the man in his 20s allegedly drove a blue pickup truck bearing Oregon license plates through a border crossing without stopping just before 8:30 a.m.

The Vancouver police were notified of the incident by Surrey RCMP, and were able to locate the vehicle traveling around 16th Avenue and Oak Street. Attempts to stop the vehicle with the use of lights and sirens was unsuccesful and the driver refused to stop.

Police said officers pursued the truck to West 10th and Alma Street where it collided with a Mazda sedan and then crashed into an unoccupied retail shop. A 32-year-old man who was driving the Mazda was minorly injured.

The alleged border jumper was then arrested and placed in police custody. Vancouver police said it will be recommending charges of dangerous driving and causing a police pursuit.

“Investigators are now working with our partnering agencies to determine who this man is and why he ran the border,” said Const. Jason Doucette.


@ashwadhwani
ashley.wadhwani@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants earn a 3-1 victory over Everett in season-opener in Langley

Langley’s major junior hockey team opened the season at home with a victory over the Silvertips.

VIDEO: Police cooperation leads to arrest and interception of stolen Langley truck

A pickup was stolen in Langley early Friday morning and crashed in Burnaby later in the day.

Extradition hearing set for Langley developer accused of fraud

Mark Chandler will go before the B.C. Court of Appeals early next year.

Family dynamics comedy comes to the Langley Playhouse

Brad Williams is directing the fall production of a comedy, Be My Baby, at the Langley Playhouse.

Aldergrove remembers generous spirit of John Jones

Aldergrove Athletic Park soccer field to be named after community leader

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

First Nations say pole was raised at Peace Arch but removed to make way for tourism centre

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

Environment Canada says cars and homes have been damaged by severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

Free vet clinic caters to pets of homeless, low income people

The first such clinic in Langley will take place later this month.

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Yukon man facing new attempted murder charge in B.C. exploding mail case

Leon Nepper, 73, is now facing one charge each of aggravated assault and attempted murder

Most Read