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Arrest made after police cruisers reportedly damaged by driver of van

The van was stolen on Jan. 23, with the arrest taking place on Heffley Louis Creek Road

A 51-year-old Kamloops man is in custody after the driver of a stolen van allegedly crashed into four RCMP vehicles in a rural part of the city.

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said an officer in the area of Fortune Drive and Sydney Avenue on Monday (Jan. 23) at about 3:45 p.m. saw a white van he recognized as being reported stolen about seven hours earlier from the 1300-block of Dalhousie Drive in Southgate.

“As part of the investigation, officers attempted to stop the vehicle on Heffley Louis Creek Road and four police vehicles were consequently damaged in the process,” Evelyn said. “Luckily, no one was hurt during the collisions and a suspect was safely taken into custody.” 

Heffley Louis Creek Road is the road to Sun Peaks resort.

Michael Julien Bourlon faces six charges: dangerous operation of a vehicle, failure to stop for police, possession of stolen property, assaulting a police officer with a weapon and two counts of resisting/obstructing a police officer. He remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing.