A man and woman, both 33 and from Kelowna, were arrested on Postill Lake Forest Service Road in possession of two stolen vehicles Friday, May 14, 2021. (File photo)

A man and woman, both 33 and from Kelowna, were arrested on Postill Lake Forest Service Road in possession of two stolen vehicles Friday, May 14, 2021. (File photo)

Kelowna duo arrested with stolen vehicles after ‘brief’ bicycle getaway attempt

A man and a woman were arrested on a forest service road on numerous pending charges

Kelowna police made two arrests and recovered two stolen vehicles on a forest service road Friday.

The Kelowna RCMP Target Team spotted a grey Chevrolet Suburban on May 14. The vehicle had been stolen along with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck during a residential break-and-enter, RCMP said in a press release Saturday.

Investigators tailed the vehicle northeast of the city to the Postill Lake Forest Service Road and coordinated a response to safely stop the vehicle with the help of RCMP Air Services, a K-9 unit and uniformed and plain-clothed Kelowna RCMP officers.

“The vehicle attempted to evade police and investigators deployed a tire deflation device,” said Const. Solana Paré, media relations officer with the Kelowna regional detachment.

“As the vehicle continued to flee, the driver allegedly attempted to drive into a plainclothes officer at the scene, who was able to move out of the way to safety.”

The drivers of the Suburban — a man and a woman, both 33 years old — continued on for a short time until the vehicle broke down. The man left the driver’s seat and fled on a bicycle while the woman fled on foot.

Police said the bicycle getaway attempt was short-lived, and the suspect short-tempered.

“The man was arrested by police after briefly fleeing on the bicycle and was uncooperative with the officer, actively resisting arrest,” the release states.

Several backup officers assisted in subduing and taking the man into custody. Meanwhile, the woman was found and taken into custody with the assistance of Police Dog Services.

The bicycle the man was riding was also determined to have been stolen on May 11 in Kelowna. Later that evening, investigators from the Kelowna RCMP Target Team recovered the stolen Silverado at another residential address.

The man and woman, both from Kelowna, were held in police custody on numerous pending charges. The investigation remains ongoing.

READ MORE: Police enlist RCMP helicopter to disperse thousands crowded on Vancouver beach

READ MORE: Vernon Search and Rescue vessel returns to Okanagan Lake

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to support local journalism? Make a donation here.

RCMPstolen truck

Just Posted

The weekly COVID-19 map for June 6 to 12. (BC CDC)
South Okanagan sees only 5 new cases in last week

The Similkameen Valley went a second week without any new cases

Birtch Parlee is one of approximately 132,000 transgender people living across the nation, according to Statistics Canada. Photo submitted
Transgender in a small town – Princeton B.C.

“I buried it. I pushed it down. I lived a lie.”

A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)
Second dose vaccinations accelerating throughout region: Interior Health

To date, more than 675,000 doses have been administered throughout the region

Dan Albas
COLUMN: Reopening the international border

Governments in Canada and the United States are working towards reopening plans for the border

Okanagan Lake (File photo)
Thompson-Okanagan ready to welcome back tourists

The Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association expects this summer to be a busy one

Bear wanders Kelowna on June 15. (Michelle Wallace/Facebook)
Bear climbs fence, uses crosswalk in Kelowna

The bear was spotted on Baron Road Wednesday evening

This photo of the small wildfire burning above Naramata was taken at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021 (Monique Tamminga Western News)
BC Wildfire on scene of small wildfire above Naramata

Smoke has been showing since earlier in the day

Students in the Grade 10 entrepreneurship program at Summerland Unisus School have completed a cookbook with international recipes. (Contributed)
Summerland students create virtual international cookbook

Entrepreneurship program at Summerland Unisus School uses virtual cookbook as fundraiser

Hundreds of people, young and old, joined the three-day Walking Our Spirits Home procession, honouring residential school survivors, those who never made it home and all those affected by the institutions. Here people walk the third portion on June 13. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Walking Our Spirits Home from Kamloops provides path to healing

First Nations in and beyond Secwépemc territory join in to honour residential school survivors

More flames
Lake Country home destroyed in large blaze, 11 dogs rescued

Fire crews are responding to 10839 Hallam Drive

(Facebook/Kelowna Cabs)
Kelowna Cabs reaches tentative agreement with dispatchers union

The tentative agreement could help end the dispute between the taxi company and the dispatchers

FILE – A science class at L.A. Matheson Secondary in Surrey, B.C. on March 12, 2021. (Lauren Collins/Surrey Now Leader)
Teachers’ union wants more COVID transmission data as B.C. prepares for back-to-school

BCTF says that details will be important as province works on plan for September

A boat sharing service is extending to Summerland. The company, Penticton Boat Club and Rentals, is also taking over the boat rentals at Summerland Waterfront Resort. (Photo by Chris Stenberg)
Boat sharing service extended from Penticton to Summerland

Company will also operate boat rentals at Summerland Waterfront Resort

201 First Street West 1980s. Prior revitalization. (Photo from Revelstoke Museum and Archives)
Man who redesigned downtown Revelstoke honoured with lifetime achievement award

Robert Inwood has worked on historical projects across the province

Most Read