Man arrested for theft of taxi


2022-02-25 16:24 PST

File # 2022-10819

One male was arrested last evening for stealing a taxi in Kelowna.

On February 24th, 2022 at approximately 8:07 p.m., the Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of theft of taxi on Highway 33. The driver had called police for assistance after becoming involved in an altercation with a male customer. While on route to the call, officers learned the customer had allegedly fled the scene by driving away in the taxi.

Frontline officers located the taxi a short distance away. With assistance from RCMP Police Dog Services, officers located the suspect in a parking lot off of Powick Road. Police Service Dog Jak and his handler apprehended the suspect who resisted arrest. He was subsequently treated by EHS for minor injuries.

The quick response of our frontline officers, Jak and his handler led to the arrest of this suspect which may have prevented further offences from being committed, states Cst. Mike Della-Paolera, Media Relations Officer for the Kelowna RCMP.

The suspect, a 35-year-old man, is possibly facing charges of theft of motor vehicle and resisting arrest.

Released by

Cpl. Tammy Lobb

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street
Office: 778-940-2430
Cell: 250-859-2065


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