Search efforts continue to locate missing teen

Kamloops City

2017-06-29 16:47 PDT

Kamloops, BC: Extensive efforts continue to locate a teen who went missing following an arrest.

On June 29, 2017 at approximately 2:00 am, Kamloops RCMP were alerted to a theft of bicycle. A police investigation led to the recovery of the bicycle. Continued efforts by an RCMP police dog located a girl believed to be associated to the theft under a dock at the river bank that parallels Royal Avenue. The girl was subsequently arrested in connection with the bicycle theft. During her arrest the girl escaped custody from police and entered the river prior to being placed in handcuffs. Police immediately began search efforts to locate her. An extensive search of the river using a Kamloops Fire Department boat equipped with a thermal imaging camera and police boat was conducted overnight.

Kamloops RCMP are continuing to search for the teenaged girl with support from the Police Dog Service, RCMP Air Services and members of the Kamloops Search and Rescue.

Anyone who has any information about this incident or the girl's whereabouts are asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

As per protocols, IIO BC was notified and they are monitoring.

For information about the IIO BC and media updates you can visit their website at www.iiobc.ca.
 

Released by

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie
Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
kamloops.rcmp.ca
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: (250) 828-3068

Released by

S/Sgt. Annie Linteau

Senior Media Relations Officer
"E" Division Communication Services
bc.rcmp.ca
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, B.C. V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-2929
Fax: 778-290-6114

Email: annie.linteau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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