Two teens arrested in Nanaimo for stealing truck and property

RCMP members patrolling the Doumont Road area Thursday at about 2:30 a.m. found a Dodge pickup truck on fire. The vehicle was reported stolen the previous morning from a driveway in the 7000 block of Dickinson Road.

Police know Doumont Road in north Nanaimo as an area where stolen vehicles often get dumped.

RCMP members patrolling the area Thursday at about 2:30 a.m. found a Dodge pickup truck on fire. The vehicle was reported stolen the previous morning from a driveway in the 7000 block of Dickinson Road.

When police checked a vehicle nearby they found and arrested a man, 19, and a 15-year-old female.

The girl allegedly spat on one of the officers during the arrest.

Members searched both suspects and found numerous items allegedly stolen during break and enters.

The suspects were held in custody and were scheduled to appear at Nanaimo provincial court Thursday to face recommended charges for possession of stolen property. A charge of assaulting a peace officer was also recommended against the girl.

Police continue their investigation and are trying to locate the owners of the stolen property. The truck was destroyed by the fire.

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