Stolen truck was reason for police response to Kamloops gas station

Two men from Saskatchewan are now in custody:

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.

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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.

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Six police cars raced to the Esso gas station in Sahali on the morning of May 16. - Dave Eagles/KTW
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