Two suspects who were taken into police custody earlier this month – thanks to the joint efforts of the Mission RCMP, Ridge Meadows RCMP, LMD Police Dog Services and LMD Emergency Response Team – have now been charged.
The men, 44-year-old Jeffery Dolter and 31-year-old Tanner McAloney, now face several charges stemming from the incident which occurred on Jan. 10.
At approximately 2 p.m. that day, members of the Mission Prolific Offender Suppression Team were conducting patrols near Bell Street in Mission.
The officers attempted a traffic stop of a red Ford F-350 which had two male occupants and expired insurance. The driver of the truck maneuvered around the police vehicle and continued to make further attempts to avoid being stopped.
Police found the truck near the Eighteen Pastures Golf Course, where it had been dumped by the occupants.
Police set up containment as a police dog arrived to assist in locating the two men. One man was believed to have been in possession of a firearm, prompting the assistance of the ERT.
The alleged driver, Dolter, was located and arrested near the golf course. The alleged passenger, McAloney, was located and arrested by Ridge Meadows RCMP near the 28,000 block on 104 Avenue.
Dolter faces several charges, including evade/fail to stop for police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of break and enter tools, and possession of stolen property.
McAloney is facing charges which include possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, possession of a weapon without a licence, possession of break-and-enter tools, and possession of stolen property.
Both suspects are to appear in court on Feb. 1.