West Shore RCMP get public’s help in arresting Langford man

City staffer, bystander assist police in bringing suspect in

Police needed a couple of attempts Wednesday to apprehend a 32-year-old Langford man with an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

The man, who was known to police, was spotted late yesterday afternoon by an observant Langford bylaw officer, who contacted the RCMP. Officers found the man on Matson Road off Goldstream Avenue and arrested him, but the suspect escaped custody after a struggle.

With the help of a bystander, officers took the man into custody again at around 5:20 p.m.

“It is always a good feeling knowing that there are bystanders willing to help,” said West Shore RCMP detachment spokesperson Const. Alex Bérubé. “Though the bystander was not directly involved with the apprehension, he was of great help making sure the officers could do their job safely.”

On top of the charges the man faced relating to the outstanding warrant, he faces new charges of Breach of Recognizance, Escape Lawful Custody, Resist Arrest and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was due to appear in Western Communities Courthouse this morning.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Province funds $88.6M for two new schools in Langford by 2022

Langford gets 500-seat elementary school and a 700-seat middle school

New secondary school planned for north Langford

Province announces $18.6 million in funding for site

Confusing parking lot blamed for cars tipping into flowerbeds at Peninsula Canadian Tire

Tow and repairs cost thousands, engineer says drivers’ responsibility, Canadian Tire stay quiet

Saanich says it will take months to fix a sink hole that appeared during ‘Snowmaggedon’

Roads closed in the area after the sink hole first opened in early February

Derelict trimaran removed from Oak Bay waters

Boat has been aground near Oak Bay Marina for over five months

WATCH: Barbers battle it out in Victoria

‘Barber Battle’ saw stylists and barbers from across North America go head-to-head

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

B.C. church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

Delta’s Ladner United Church says it will continue to fly the flag for Pride month

Update: Two shot, two arrested at Toronto Raptors victory rally

The team and several dignitaries, including Justin Trudeau, remained on stage

Most Read