Victoria, BC – A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant was arrested by a VicPD K9 officer and Patrol officers on Sunday, January 13th.
Rourke Desmanche was spotted in the 700-block of Pembroke Street just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning by a VicPD K9 officer working with the Patrol shift. The officer stopped Desmanche after recognizing him from his Canada-wide warrant for parole violations stemming from a homicide conviction.
At first, Desmanche made motions that led the officer to believe that he was preparing to flee, so the officer indicated that a police dog would be deployed should he run. Desmanche then complied with the officer’s directions and was taken into custody without further incident. Additional Patrol units arrived to cover the K9 officer during the arrest.
Desmanche was held for court.