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RCMP Driver and Dog Services Help End Shuswap Incident – Keremeos Review

A woman lies at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, certified as a medical doctor, after a long weekend incident in the Shuswap.

Chase RCMP were advised on Saturday October 8th that a pregnant woman driving a pickup truck with Alberta plates was mentally ill and needed to be apprehended. The woman had taken a family member’s truck and driven west from central Alberta.

A day later, Sicamous RCMP located the truck parked behind a business in the community, with the truck displaying stolen BC license plates.

“Officers attempted to apprehend the woman, but she fled in the truck which was later observed driving erratically through a cornfield near Jessop Road east of Sicamous,” said said Sicamous RCMP Sgt. Murray McNeil in a statement.

The RCMP requested the assistance of air dog and police services due to the distance the woman was willing to travel to avoid the police.

It was an RCMP driver who then spotted the truck backing into a yard on Hillier Road, and officers found the truck unoccupied.

An RCMP dog and its handler followed a trail from the abandoned truck and located the woman hiding in a nearby heavily wooded area, where she was arrested.

Police seized a quantity of a substance believed to be methamphetamine from the woman’s personal effects.

She was arrested under the Mental Health Act.

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