TESLIN, YUKON – Police in the Yukon recovered a boat on Canada Day that had been reported as stolen to Fort St. John RCMP earlier in the day.
Yukon RCMP had received information that the stolen boat may have been on the way up to the Yukon. Police were on the lookout for the boat when it was spotted Teslin. The boat was being towed by a pickup truck.
The driver of the truck failed to pull over for RCMP. Police then deployed a spike belt which punctured the two front tires of the vehicle. The truck continued to move until it came to a stop on a dead-end road.
The two occupants inside the vehicle then tried to flee by foot. Both were eventually detained by police dogs. They were treated medically.
The accused are 47-year-old Alvin Krieger of BC and 29-year-old Nathasha Sirois of Alberta.
Krieger is facing multiple Criminal Code charges including dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, resisting arrest and failing to comply with a Recognizance. He has been remanded in custody with his next court appearance scheduled for July 6th.
Sirois is facing charges of resisting arrest and possession of property obtained by crime over $5000. Ms. She has also been remanded in custody with her next court appearance scheduled for July 13th.
The boat, which was valued at nearly $80,000 has since been recovered.