A 13-year-old was arrested behind the wheel of a tractor trailer in Dawson Creek today after what police are calling an alleged crime spree.
Just before 8 a.m. July 5, Dawson Creek got a report of a semi-tractor trailer driving erratically.
According to witnesses, the truck attempted to turn from 17th Street onto the Alaska Highway and nearly swiped vehicles at the intersection.
Police located the vehicle, but the driver did not stop for police. Officers did not follow the vehicle for public safety reasons, but an officer in an unmarked car soon spotted it at a red light. The officer pulled in front of the truck and forced it to stop.
Behind the wheel were a 13-year-old driver and a 16-year-old girl, the passenger. Both were arrested.
Police say the two were involved in "a bit of an alleged crime spree." Police believe the two stole a pickup in Dawson Creek, which they drove to Chetwynd and crashed. They then stole a side-by-side ATV, which they drove into Chetwynd and allegedly stole the tractor trailer.
"The pair are being held in custody pending a bail hearing to answer to a number of recommended charges including theft over ($5,000), possession of stolen property over ($5,000), dangerous driving, and flight from police," an RCMP release states.