A dramatic pursuit of three break-in suspects led police from across the North Shore, involving multiple witnesses and police departments.
The West Vancouver Police Department (WVPD) stated today (February 10) that around 8:30 a.m. on February 8, police received a report about a possible break-in underway at a residence in the 2700 block of Highview Place in West Vancouver.
When police arrived at the location, a suspect vehicle—a white pickup truck—had fled the scene. However, a witness provided a license plate and it was confirmed to have been stolen from Surrey one day prior.
Around 9:15 a.m. witnesses near Bonnymuir Drive and Southborough Drive in West Vancouver reported to police that they had seen the occupants of a pickup truck trying to break into parked cars.
Upon arrival, police located the pickup truck, which allegedly rammed a police vehicle before it fled at high speed.
Police then used a spike belt on Highway 1 near Capilano Road but despite all four tires being punctured, the vehicle continued east into North Vancouver.
After that, a citizen called 911 to report seeing a rifle being thrown out of the fleeing truck.
Police located the discarded loaded shotgun on the shoulder of Highway 1 between Capilano Road and Lonsdale Avenue.
North Vancouver RCMP assisted WVPD officers and the truck was found heading south on Lonsdale Avenue.
When the truck stopped near Lonsdale Avenue and 12th Street in North Vancouver, two suspects got out and fled on foot.
Officers located a female suspect inside a nearby business and arrested her without incident.
Meanwhile, police found a male suspect in a nearby office building and arrested him also without incident.
Police dogs helped locate a third suspect in the 500 block of Craigmohr Drive in West Vancouver where a home was broken into. With the help of police dogs, police searched the home and found a male suspect hiding inside, who was apprehended.
The female suspect was released without charges while the two male suspects were held in custody until February 10 after appearing in provincial court in North Vancouver.
Adam Zinck is charged with one count of breaking-and-entering with the intent to commit an offence while Alexander Eaton has been charged with one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle and one count of flight from police.
Both men will remain in custody until their next court appearance on Wednesday (February 12).