FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John RCMP have made an arrest on multi-jurisdictional property offenders.
According to RCMP, in the early morning of Saturday, October 24, they located multi-jurisdictional offenders, Tyler Roherty and Bridget Capot Blanc, in the Cecil Lake area, while driving a stolen vehicle.
In early August, Roherty was convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Disqualified and Impaired operation of a Motor Vehicle and issued a 5 year driving Prohibition in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
In late August, Roherty was charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operation while Prohibited in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
On October 17, Roherty was charged with Possession of Stolen Property obtained by Crime.
That same day Capot Blanc was released on an Undertaking for 2 counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime to attend court on December 21.
On October 24, 2020, Fort St John RCMP were aware that Roherty had a BC-wide arrest warrant for Driving While Prohibited at the time they located him and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Roherty and passenger Capot Blanc, fled in the stolen vehicle.
Fort St John RCMP frontline police officers deployed a spike belt and successfully deflated the front tires. Roherty continued to drive with deflated tires in efforts to avoid arrest and struck marked police vehicles before going into a ditch at low speed.
Both Roherty and Capot Blanc refused to exit the vehicle which was still running. The PDS service dog was utilized for arrest due to the suspect’s non-compliance with police commands.
Roherty and Capot Blanc were arrested on scene and transported to the hospital to be medically cleared before being released to police custody.
Roherty faces charges for Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Flight from Police, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operate while Prohibited x 2, and remanded in custody until November 9.
Capot Blanc faces charges for Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and released on a Release Order for court on November 9.
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