Crashes, chases and burns

Robson Valley RCMP Report Oct. 11

Valemount

On Friday, September 28 at approximately 10 p.m. RCMP were called to a report of a collision involving at least one vehicle on Highway 16 in the Mount Robson Park. Upon RCMP arrival, one male had been transported to Jasper Hospital in serious condition. Although there were no direct witnesses to the incident, the investigation and evidence located on scene has led members to believe that the male had been struck by an east-bound tractor-trailer unit, which was subsequently located in Alberta. The driver was detained and his vehicle has been seized and is being held for an examination by the local Forensic Identification Unit. This incident is still under investigation, any witnesses or anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Valemount RCMP.

McBride

On Friday, September 28 at approximately 4:30 p.m. McBride RCMP, along with members of the BC Conservation Service, were conducting an integrated check-stop west of McBride checking for compliance with hunting and motor vehicle act regulations. An East bound vehicle approached the check-stop at a high rate of speed and failed to stop for officers. RCMP attempted to catch up to the vehicle during which time it was learned that the vehicle had crashed into a RCMP vehicle in Prince George and fled the scene. Due to the dangerous manner in which the vehicle was being operated, a spike belt was deployed. The driver avoided it almost ramming into another RCMP vehicle. Based on the significant risk to the public and blatant disregard for anyone’s safety RCMP disengaged with the vehicle and set-up containment with the assistance of the Valemount Detachment. RCMP resources including: Air-Services, RCMP Police Dog Services, Emergency Response Team, and Prince George Street Crew were deployed to assist. Information provided by a member from the public resulted in the location of the suspects and their vehicle. Thirty-one-year-old Prince George resident Jesse Luke Juiliette was arrested without incident on outstanding warrants which include: robbery, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, assault with intent to resist arrest, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, drive while prohibited, possession of stolen property and breach of recognizance. RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Juiliette. 

Robson Valley RCMP Report Oct. 11
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On October 1 at approximately 3:30 p.m. McBride RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle on fire on Highway 16 near Walker Creek Forest Service Road. Initial reports were that a b-train gravel truck was on fire; however on arrival RCMP located a Hi-Rail rotary dump truck fully engulfed in flames. Due to the intensity of the fire, Highway 16 was closed in both directions for approximately 90 minutes for safety. The fire is believed to have been started by a mechanical fault, and all occupants of the truck were safe.