Photo: Trail Times

Photo: Trail Times

Castlegar man and woman arrested in downtown Trail

Police allege the truck they were in had a stolen licence plate on the rear

A Castlegar man and woman face possible theft charges after the Trail RCMP allegedly caught them driving a truck with a stolen licence plate.

An investigation was launched on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 22) after a front line RCMP officer, on routine patrol, located a green 1998 Dodge Dakota parked along Helena Street in downtown Trail.

Police report that the truck did not have a front licence plate, but it did have a B.C. licence plate and validation tag on the rear.

Sgt. Mike Wicentowich clarified that the woman was outside the truck when police approached, and the male was inside a nearby building.

The man came outside during the course of the investigation and identified himself as one of the owners.

When the officer looked into ownership of the pickup, it was discovered that the rear licence plate had been reported stolen from Salmo.

The 36-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman, both of Castlegar, were arrested.

They were eventually released at the scene by the officer and are expected to appear in court at a future date.

Each face potential theft related charges.

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