Osoyoos RCMP catch Nanaimo suspect

NANAIMO – Police dog sniffs out suspect hiding in bushes.

  • Oct. 24, 2014 4:00 p.m.

A Nanaimo man was arrested in Osoyoos on Thursday after attempting to elude police.

The incident, involving a police search and subsequent arrest, started around noon when an Osoyoos RCMP member arrived at a residence on Gravenstein Drive to arrest Dillan Cote, 20, on outstanding warrants.

The warrants included charges of possession of stolen property and obstruction in connection with separate incidents in Penticton and Edmonton.

When police arrived, they found whom they were looking for, but Cote fled, shirtless and shoeless, from the home.

Additional resources from Oliver and Keremeos RCMP detachments, Regional General Investigation Section and Penticton Police Dog Services were called in to help with the search.

Tig, a police service dog, picked up Cote’s trail and tracked him to where he was hiding in some bushes nearby.

Cote remains in custody and could face additional charges pending further investigation.