After a driver wreaked a bizarre path of damage in North Vancouver in the early morning on Monday, including multiple hit-and-runs and an alleged assault, police are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the male suspect.
North Vancouver RCMP stated that shortly after 4 a.m. on February 10, a North Vancouver resident in the 200 block of West 25th Street awoke due to the sound of a pickup truck driving over his lawn.
When the homeowner went outside, the truck driver struck him in the arm with a metal bar and then drove off.
After the resident reported the incident to police, officers began searching for the truck, described as a white and light brown older model pickup truck with a camper.
RCMP soon found further damage, including a series of collisions with other vehicles—a taxi, a parked car, and another motorist near 29th Street and Lonsdale Avenue—as well as signs and other property that had been hit by the truck.
When a patrol officer noticed at 5:30 a.m. that a gate at Wagg Creek Park appeared to have been rammed, police found the truck abandoned on the sports field.
The driver had fled the scene.
Officers searched the trails with the assistance of a police dog but were unable to locate him.
The truck is being inspected for forensic evidence and more incidents of damage continued to be reported to police.
Anyone who may have seen this truck on February 10, has video footage of the truck or driver, or noticed any related damage to their property is asked to contact North Vancouver RCMP.