Rosslanders help nab thief

Two Rossland residents helped capture a thief on the weekend.

Chelsea Novak

Rossland News

Two Rossland residents helped send a prolific thief to prison.

According to a news release from the Trail and Greater District Detachment of the RCMP, the pair spotted a man “driving what they believed to be a stolen vehicle out of Christina Lake” on Saturday morning.

The man turned out to be Clayton Archie Bone, and when police attempted to close in on him at the Centennial Trail parking lot, Bone took off on foot. One police officer was injured trying to chase him over a steep embankment, and Bone escaped into Rossland.

Once in town, Bone stole a child’s mountain bike and used it to make his escape down Rossland hill. Police caught up with him in Warfield, and pursued him into Trail, but he abandoned the bike and again fled on foot.

Though Saturday ended with Bone still eluding police custody, the RCMP managed to identify him, and quickly received a tip about where the thief was hiding. He was arrested Sunday morning, and appeared in Nelson Provincial Court on Tuesday, where he “plead guilty to possession of the stolen vehicle, flight from the police, and uttering threats to harm a police officer.” Bone received 15 months in jail.

 

Police are confident that with Bone in custody, property crime in the area will decrease.

 

 

 

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