Victoria BC – A wanted man is behind bars after neighbours and a VicPD K9 team tracked and arrested him after fleeing from police who attempted to pull him over on Wednesday night.
A VicPD K9 officer was driving in the area of Catherine Street when he noticed an older-model black Chevrolet Cavalier speeding in the area. The officer attempted to pull the car over, but the driver refused to stop.
Hearing the sirens, an alert neighbour, who was out on his patio, noticed the car pull over quickly and a man run from the vehicle. As other officers arrived on scene, the neighbour called out to them, directing them towards where the man had run.
Patrol and K9 officers followed the neighbours directions and the Police Service Dog picked up the track.
The 32-year-old Shawnigan Lake man was quickly located and found to be the subject of two outstanding warrants for his arrest. In addition to those warrants, officers are recommending two additional charges of flight from police and obstructing a police officer.