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Driver crashes after speeding away from Mission police

Woman arrested for driving while prohibited after fleeing police stop
A driver crashed an Oldsmobile after speeding away from police in Mission last week. /Mission RCMP Photo

A woman sped away from Mission RCMP and crashed her car after a traffic stop last Tuesday (Feb. 6).

According to the detachment’s weekly “Community Connection”, an officer pulled over a brown Oldsmobile on Logan Avenue after a license plate query indicated the owner of the car was a prohibited driver.

Mission RCMP say the car initially stopped for police but sped off through a red light at the intersection of Park Street and Lougheed Highway.

The vehicle was found shortly after near North Railway Avenue and James Street. Police say the driver lost control, drove off the roadway and rolled multiple times down a small embankment. The driver wasn’t injured and was arrested for driving while prohibited.

She was also issued tickets for failing to stop for police and for driving through a red light.

The incident was one of 285 calls attended by Mission RCMP from Feb. 5 and 11.

Mounties also responded to a vehicle set on Cade Barr Street on Monday (Feb. 12) at roughly 4 a.m.

CCTV footage captured a person lighting the fire and running away. An investigation is ongoing and Mission RCMP urges anyone with information to call 604-826-7161.

Meanwhile, police seized firearms including a fully-automatic machine gun from a property on Manzer Street on Feb. 5. Mission RCMP assisted court bailiffs enforcing a court order to vacate a property.

Inside the residence, bailiffs found multiple unsecured firearms, including the prohibited World War II vintage fully-automatic machine gun.

The following morning (Feb. 6), a pickup truck hauling an old couch drove behind a grocery store in Mission and selected a parking spot as the new home for the couch.

Police were notified and met with a witness who had photos of the incident. The owner allegedly couldn’t remember dumping the couch until he learned there were photos.

“He quickly agreed to return, collect the well-loved chesterfield, and dispose of it properly. City of Mission residents can take old furniture to the Mission Landfill, or call a local service for pickup and disposal,” Mission RCMP say.

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Dillon White

About the Author: Dillon White

I joined the Mission Record in November of 2022 after moving to B.C. from Nova Scotia earlier in the year.
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