(Delta Police Department photo)

Man arrested after Delta police respond to stolen vehicle on Highway 17

The incident happened in the 3200-block of Highway 17 on Sunday, Aug. 11 at around 5:50 p.m.

A man is in custody after police found him in a stolen car stopped on Highway 17 Sunday evening.

According to a press release, Delta police were contacted on Sunday, Aug. 11 regarding a car parked on the shoulder of Highway 17 with a person sitting in the vehicle.

Police determined the vehicle had recently been reported stolen from a home in Metro Vancouver.

Officers located the vehicle northbound in the 3200-block of Highway 17 at around 5:50 p.m. Because the report involved an occupied stolen vehicle on a highway, police temporarily shut down traffic in the area.

“Responding to a call such as this, our officers are not sure what type of situation they might find, and their priority is to ensure the public is kept safe from any potential harm,” DPD public affairs manager Cris Leykauf said in a press release.

A man was located in the vehicle and arrested at the scene without incident. The investigation is ongoing.

“We recognize traffic was impacted during this incident,” Leykauf said. “We want to thank the motoring public for their patience in allowing police the time and space to bring the matter to a peaceful resolution.”



editor@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft: RCMP

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Family of South Surrey stabbing victim make public appeal

Paul Prestbakmo died in the early morning hours of Aug. 16

Police apprehend ‘armed and barricaded man’ after standoff in Surrey neighbourhood

Surrey RCMP say the suspect was taken into custody under the Mental Health Act

Bose Corn Maze set to open in Surrey field shaped in Scouts Canada logo

Operators of the attraction are celebrating their 20th season this year

‘Person of interest’ identified after suspicious meat left in North Delta park

Piles of meat have been dumped near the 63rd Avenue trail entrance four times in the last 30 days

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Scheer promises EI tax credit for new parents if Conservatives form government

The government currently taxes employment insurance benefits for new parents

Border agents carry out raid at Hastings Racecourse

Dozens were spoken to, witnesses say

B.C. seizes 1.5M grams contraband tobacco, down from 5.75M grams the year prior

The 2019-2020 seizures were a sharp drop compared to the 2018-2019 year,

B.C. Speaker tight-lipped about aide’s legislature security tour

B.C. Liberals question Alan Mullen’s drive across Canada, U.S.

B.C. mom mourns 14-year-old son whose fatal overdose was posted online

Chantell Griffiths misses the son she hadn’t seen much in recent years

B.C. sets rules for ride hailing, same minimum fee as taxis

Larger operating areas seen as threat by cab companies

Most Read