Ashcroft RCMP received a call at about 9:50 am on March 15 from a motorist on Hwy 1 about a Ford Econoline van in the ditch by the Red Hills rest stop. There was no one in the vehicle, but the motorist said he saw a northbound male walking on the highway. The male was located in Cache Creek on Stage Rd. by police.
Police discovered that the van had been reported stolen in Surrey the previous day. They also discovered that Marc Leveiller was not the man’s real name. He was properly identified as Michel Dionne, 29, of no fixed address, and was wanted out of the Lower Mainland on three arrest warrants for possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and possession of stolen property. He was taken into custody and transported to Kamloops, charged with obstructing police. He is facing more charges of obstruction, possession of drugs and two counts of theft.
The matter is still under investigation and police would like to talk to anyone who may have given him a ride into Cache Creek. They can call the Detachment at 250 453-2216.