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Man sentenced for possessing stolen truck

A man was sentenced Friday to 18 months probation for possession of a stolen pickup truck. Gregory Scott Saugstad, 45, was one of three men arrested in September 201 5 when RCMP attempted to pull over a stolen Ford F-250 on Highway 97 near Red Rock.
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A man was sentenced Friday to 18 months probation for possession of a stolen pickup truck.

Gregory Scott Saugstad, 45, was one of three men arrested in September 2015 when RCMP attempted to pull over a stolen Ford F-250 on Highway 97 near Red Rock.

The driver attempted to flee and collided with a police vehicle on Red Rock Road West, RCMP said at the time.

One was arrested inside the pickup truck but two others took off on foot. With the help of a police service dog and handler, Devin Albert Olson, 29, was arrested about a kilometre away.

Jamie Hal Hammerstrom, 39, was also later taken into custody.

In February, Hammerstrom was sentenced to 42 days house arrest and 18 months probation for possession of stolen property and in May 2016, Olson was sentenced to 21 days in jail for breaching an undertaking or recognizance.

Saugstad had spent 55 days in custody after his arrest. He also spent 14 days in custody for breaching the terms of his release.

Charges against Saugstad of dangerous driving, flight from a peace officer, break and enter and commit indictable offence and mischief were stayed during the hearing in Prince George provincial court.