Two arrested after Fort St. John theft

Yukon RCMP arrested two men in Teslin on Canada Day in connection with an $80,000 boat theft.

Yukon RCMP arrested two men in Teslin on Canada Day in connection with an $80,000 boat theft.

The arrest came after a pursuit involving the territory’s Emergency Response Team. Area residents were told to lock their doors.

Troy Alvin Krieger, 47, and Natasha Sirois, 29, were charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000.

Krieger is from B.C., Sirois from Alberta.

Krieger has also been charged with dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, resisting arrest and failing to comply with a recognizance.

The theft was reported to Fort St. John RCMP June 30. Officers there told Yukon RCMP that a pickup truck hauling the boat could be coming their way.

Yukon officers spotted the truck in Teslin. They first tried to make the driver pull over. When the driver didn’t stop, they set up a spike belt that shredded the truck’s tires and brought it to a halt.

The truck’s two occupants fled on foot.

“Teslin residents were instructed to stay in and lock their doors during the lengthy ground search with RCMP Police Dog Services, Emergency Response Team, and police officers from outlying communities,” RCMP said in a news release.

Eventually police caught the suspects in a wooded area near the Teslin Cottage Lots using a police dog. Both suspects received medical treatment after their encounter with the dog.

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