South Slocan man in police custody following the theft of a vehicle from Heritage Motors.

South Slocan man in police custody following the theft of a vehicle from Heritage Motors.

Slocan Valley man arrested after car stolen and crashed

A 29 year old man from the Slocan Valley was arrested as the suspect for a break and enter, theft and possession of stolen property.

  • Oct. 5, 2012 2:00 p.m.

A 29 year old man from the Slocan Valley was arrested yesterday morning as the suspect for a break and enter, theft and possession of stolen property.

Nelson rural RCMP responded to a call at 5 a.m. on Thursday morning at Heritage Motors on Ymir Road.

A 202 Pontiac Grand Am with no licence plates was stolen from the business.

About 15 minutes later RCMp received a report of an injury collision in Crescent Valley. The incident involved a Grand am with no licence plates.

Police attended the scene of the collision and noted the vehicle had struck a main power pole and power lines were down.

The driver was being tended to by Crescent Valley first responders.

Following the power be shut off, the suspect was transported by B.C. Ambulance to Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Further police investigation confirmed that the vehicle in question was the same car stolen from Heritage Motors minutes before the collision.

The driver had lost control of the stolen vehicle and went off the highway into the power pole.

The suspect was later released on a Promise to Appear for Court on November 6, 2012 and issued an undertaking with various conditions.