Theft of Bait Sled and Truck in Revelstoke
On Sunday March 27, 2016 at 3:45 A.M. the Revelstoke RCMP responded to a Bait Vehicle activation west of Revelstoke, BC on the Trans-Canada Highway. The activation notifies police of the movement of the Bait Vehicle, in this case a Bait Sled and Bait Truck. Shortly after the theft was reported, the Bait Vehicle was stopped in a near-by residential area. The Bait Snowmobile was unloaded onto a property and the culprits returned to the Bait Truck departing the area.
Revelstoke RCMP officers then observed the Bait vehicle cross Highway 23 South onto Big Eddy Road, where the occupants showed the intention of fleeing from the responding officers. The Bait Vehicle was immobilized in the 2100 block of Big Eddy Road where the two male occupants then fled on foot. The video footage from the Bait vehicle was reviewed and information on that video allowed the RCMP to arrest a thirty-year-old Revelstoke male, Ryan HALL. Mr. HALL was in custody awaiting a court outcome. A warrant exists for the second male, a 29-year-old Vincent Matthew PORTEOUS, of a last known address in Peachland, BC. In addition, RCMP executed a search warrant on an enclosed snowmobile style trailer and recovered the Bait Snowmobile as well as additional snowmobiles of interest to police.
Ryan HALL and Vincent PORTEOUS are both charged with two counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicle Over $5,000 and two counts of Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000 and Obstructing a Police Officer. In addition, PORTEOUS is also wanted for Mischief to Property, Flight from Police and Driving while Suspended. Vincent PORTEOUS is described a s a Caucasian male, 5'11, 140 lbs., blue eyes, brown hair and multiple tattoos on his right arm. Vincent PORTEOUS is considered to be violent and dangerous and should not be approached.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Vincent PORTEOUS, please do not hesitate to contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit their website at www.revelstokecrimestoppers.ca.
Corporal Thomas BLAKNEY
Staff Sergeant Kurt GRABINSKY
Revelstoke RCMP Detachment
404 Campbell Avenue, Revelstoke, British Columbia, V0E 2S0