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Wanted man flees from Trail RCMP

A 44-year-old man with several outstanding firearm warrants fled from Trail police, remains at large
Trail RCMP are on the lookout for a 44-year-old male with several outstanding warrants. Photo: RCMP

A 44-year-old man with several outstanding warrants eluded police in downtown Trail.

The RCMP reported that a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer was conducting a routine patrol on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1:20 a.m., when the police officer saw the wanted Trail man allegedly driving a grey Acura RDX in the 800 block of Victoria Street in Trail.

The man has outstanding warrants for transporting a prohibited firearm, possession of a firearm while unauthorized, occupying a vehicle with a prohibited firearm, possession of a firearm, and breach of a release.

According to police, the officer attempted to detain the man and his vehicle roadside, however, the man fled westbound on Victoria St. The officer did not pursue due to the safety risk to the public.

The officer continued routine patrols and discovered that the man had crashed his vehicle into a retaining wall on private property near the intersection of McBride Street and Highway 3B.

“The man allegedly drove away from the crash scene at low speed as his vehicle was heavily damaged,” said Trail RCMP Cpl. James Grandy. “The officer followed the man from a safe distance and also at low speed.

“The officer stopped following the vehicle when the man suddenly began driving down the wrong side of the road.”

Trail RCMP says it will forward a report with criminal charges against the man for review to Crown Counsel.

The man remains at large and police ask the public, if they have any information, to contact the Trail Detachment at 250-364-2566 to speak to an investigator.

“This man put lives at risk with his behaviour,” said RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “Trail RCMP will be diligently pursuing apprehension and detention.”

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