Salmon Arm RCMP officers stopped a vehicle that had been taken from it’s owner in another jurisdiction without their consent near the Canoe Village Market on July 27 at approximately 4 p.m.
The vehicle was detected by the Salmon Arm RCMP’s Automatic Licence Plate Reader (ALPR) equipped vehicle. The ALPR automatically runs licence plates through Canadian Police Information Centre and motor vehicle databases.
Upon further investigation after the vehicle’s driver was taken into custody it was determined that the vehicle was borrowed without the owner’s consent.
The driver was released roadside and the vehicle was towed.
Salmon Arm RCMP Staff Sgt. Scott West said the Salmon Arm detachment has one ALPR car.
“As it is quite a pricey piece of equipment we are lucky to have it,” he said.