On July 5, 2022, shortly after 8:30am Merritt RCMP officers received information that a wanted Merritt youth, who had been the subject of many recent police investigations was in the downtown core of Merritt on a bicycle. Officers swarmed the area and located the youth on a BMX bike. He refused to stop for police and fled on the bike. A chase ensued and the youth was eventually arrested by an officer on foot near Nicola Avenue and Voght Street.
The police investigations have been forwarded to Crown Counsel and the youth has now been charged with 30 Criminal Counts, including Break and Enter, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Mischief, Obstruct a Police Officer, Possession of Stolen Property, Possess a Prohibited Weapon and Breach of Bail. The youth is set to appear in Court on July 5, 2022.