Truck flees from RCMP in Stephenville, police seek assistance identifying driver (UPDATED)

April 19, 2024
Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Update: The driver has been identified and is facing criminal charges. Bay St. George RCMP thanks the public for the information received.

Bay St. George RCMP is seeking assistance from the public in identifying the registered owner and/or driver of a vehicle that fled from police in Stephenville on the afternoon of April 17, 2024.

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, an officer attempted to stop a pickup truck on Carolina Avenue. The truck failed to stop for police and drove over a number of residential properties causing damage to some lawns. In the interest of public safety, officers did not pursue the vehicle which was last seen on Georgia Drive.

The truck is confirmed as a black Nissan Frontier with a roof rack. An image is attached.

Bay St. George RCMP asks residents and business owners in the area to check for possible surveillance footage of this vehicle from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 17, and to report any information to the detachment.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone having information about this incident, the identity of the driver or registered owner, or the current location of this vehicle, is asked to contact Bay St. George RCMP at 709-643-2118. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers: #SayItHere 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit or use the P3Tips app.


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