West Vancouver police disabled a vehicle on Highway 99 and arrested a man and a woman who were found with stolen property and drugs.
The pair had allegedly failed to stop for police in Whistler.
On the morning of December 1, 2019, West Vancouver Police received information from Whistler RCMP that a vehicle that had failed to stop and was seen travelling southbound on Hwy 99.
WVPD deployed officers between Horseshoe Bay and Lawrence Way and approximately 7:45 am, the vehicle was spotted travelling southbound on Hwy 99.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it continued without paying any heed to the police. Officer then used a spike belt at Ansell Place, successfully deflating and disabling the vehicle.
Both occupants, a man and a woman, were taken into custody without incident. Officers found illicit drugs, drug paraphernalia, and property believed to have been stolen during a residential break and enter in another area.
The occupants were identified as 26-year-old Emerald Laverentz-Stewart of Kelowna and 33-year-old Aaron Goddard of no fixed address. Both Laverentz-Stewart and Goddard were held in custody overnight.
On December 5, Emerald appeared in court and was convicted of possession of stolen property over $5000. She was sentenced to a six month conditional sentence order and received a 12-month probation.
Goddard, meanwhile, has been remanded in custody and is charged for possession of stolen property over $5000, and possession of a controlled substance. His next court appearance is on December 13.
“This was a very methodical and tactical approach which led to the arrest of two people who were apparently on a crime spree through multiple jurisdictions,” says Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy.
“We are proud of the work that our front-line officers do every day to apprehend criminals and prevent crime.”