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Dramatic dashcam video captures VPD cruiser trying to stop stolen car

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VPD’s dramatic chase of a stolen car caught on dash-cam
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A new dramatic dashcam video shows the moment a Vancouver police (VPD) cruiser tried to stop a stolen car during an apparent chase.

Police say just before 6 p.m. on May 2, VPD officers spotted a man driving the stolen vehicle east on Great Northern Way near Glenn Drive.

The driver attempted to flee and, police say, a collision occurred between the vehicle and one of their SUVs.

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The suspect was ultimately taken into custody after the stolen vehicle was involved in a second collision on Great Northern Way at Clark Drive.

No injuries were reported.

Thirty-two-year-old Surrey resident Dion Marlon Bird has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, theft of a motor vehicle and assaulting a police officer. He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court again on June 14.

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Police say they are not able to share any additional information as this matter is currently before the courts. They would not say if there was, in fact, a chase or if the maneuver seen in the video is a common practice used by the VPD to stop stolen vehicles.

The VPD declined to address questions regarding public safety concerns in relation to this incident.

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