A large police response to the Sahali Esso gas station on Thursday morning was a result of a report of a suspicious vehicle that turned out to be stolen.
Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said employees from the Esso gas station at Columbia Street and McGill Road called police at 8:30 a.m. to that that a suspicious vehicle was parked behind the building.
Officers arrived and found two men sitting inside of the pickup truck.
Shelkie said when the licence plate was checked, it was found to have been stolen out of Saskatchewan. A 26-year-old man sitting in the driver’s seat was arrested without incident. Shelkie said a 24-year-old man in the passenger seat initially resisted arrest, but was ultimately taken into custody.
An officer at the scene appeared to have used a Taser on the passenger, but Shelkie refused to confirm that.
“We, being the RCMP, don’t comment on arrest techniques, whether we use hand-to-hand techniques or CEW [conducted energy weapon], we don’t comment on what techniques we use,” she said.
Shelkie said both men were breaching court conditions from Saskatchewan, while the passenger had a warrant for his arrest from the Prairie province.