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Police seek witnesses in hit and run

Jogger hit by stolen vehicle in stable condition
August 29, 2016 8:24 A.M.

UPDATE: 1 p.m. Monday

Police have obtained surveillance video that may be of help in tracking a suspect in Sunday’s hit-and-run in the Mount Paul Industrial Park.

The victim, a female jogger, is reported to be in stable condition in hospital with a number of serious injuries to her ankle, pelvis and head.  

Tk'emlups Rural RCMP said Monday morning that all officers are engaged in the investigation. They canvassed several businesses in the area for their surveillance videos. One of the cameras captured the two women jogging past, then suspect car passes several minutes later.    

A forensic identification officer has examined the stolen car involved, which sustained considerable damage to the front passenger's side hood and passenger's side windshield.

Police are still asking anyone who may have seen a  person of interest — a suspicious young adult male on the Halston Bridge at 7:45 a.m. Sunday — with a black hoody  and a white back pack to call police. He was acting strangely with behaviour that included walking in circles on the roadway of the Halston Bridge. Officers suspect he may have been given a ride because he could not be located minutes later when city police officers patrolled the area.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the rural detachment at 250-314-1800 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers.


Police are looking for a driver as well as a person of interest in a hit-and-run that sent a jogger to RIH Sunday with serious injuries.

The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. along a popular running route called the Three Bridges. Two people were northbound, jogging in the 500 block of Athabasca Street West, when one running on the inside was struck by a vehicle. While the vehicle briefly slowed, the driver then sped away without lending assistance.

The vehicle, stolen from a Nanaimo Street address around 5 a.m. the same morning, was found abandoned Sunday afternoon near the Halston overpass.

A member of the running group to which the joggers belong told CBC Monday morning that her friend remained in serious condition in intensive care with several broken bones.

"It's absolutely shocking and devastating," said Tracy Henning, who noted that visibility along the running route is generally good.

She did not want to release the name of the victim.

Kamloops RCMP are looking for a person of interest who was observed walking in circles on the Halston Bridge shortly after the jogger was struck. The person is described as a young male in a black jacket with the hood up. He was carrying a white backpack.

Police are also appealing to the driver of the vehicle that struck the jogger, pleading with the person responsible to contact them.

Anyone who may have any information on the collision or the person of interest is asked to call RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-8477.

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