Hour long search through a Langley City neighbourhood ends with an arrest. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

VIDEO: Police choppers, dog unit help hunt down suspect in Langley City

Mounties track down fleeing man in downtown residential neighbourhoods.

A constant hum of a helicopter circling the skies over Langley City Friday night came to an end with a man taken into police custody.

Just after 9 p.m. Friday, a suspect vehicle was believed to be evading police on the Langley-Surrey border when the incident took a turn onto a residential street in the Nicomekl neighbourhood.

The suspect car – a Dodge Charger – was tracked to 53rd Avenue just east of 200th Street where it was driven up onto a sidewalk and its occupant/s fled on foot into the downtown residential area.

With the assistance of the Air 1 helicopter and the police dog service unit, Langley RCMP on the ground took about an hour to hunt down at least one suspect. The person or persons were found just a short distance away from where the car was dumped – at 203rd Street and 54th Avenue.

It is not yet known why this vehicle and its occupant/s were wanted by police, or if it related in any way to the earlier RCMP-involved accident a few hours earlier that evening, at 200th Street and 56th Avenue.

• More to come

 

Hour long search through a Langley City neighbourhood ends with an arrest. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

Hour long search through a Langley City neighbourhood ends with an arrest. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

Hour long search through a Langley City neighbourhood ends with an arrest. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

Hour long search through a Langley City neighbourhood ends with an arrest. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

Hour long search through a Langley City neighbourhood ends with an arrest. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

Just Posted

Fort Langley to hold all-candidates meeting

A forum in the village includes Township of Langley school trustee, council, and mayoral candidates.

Apple heritage celebrated with Langley’s heritage apples

An annual party, in which families pay homage to the fruit, is on tap for Saturday at Derby Reach.

Aldergrove Mall site becomes election issue

Letter from developers supporting current Township council sparks flurry of responses

UPDATED: Underground power fault blacks out part of downtown Langley

Electricity was out for a major commercial area.

Clayton’s Salish Secondary seeing community spirit in first weeks

The new high school welcomed its first set of students on Sept. 4

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ a bearded, googly-eyed terror

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot Monday, and as one would expect of the team that gave us the “Broad Street Bullies,” he’s far from cuddly.

Father, nine-year-old son killed in crash along B.C. highway

RCMP say family of five was hit head-on by a pickup truck north of Williams Lake

5 to start your day

Fraser Health buys two MRI clinics, South Surrey boy helps kids in need and more

Vancouver, Delta police won’t use new roadside saliva test to detect high drivers

The Dräger DrugTest 5000 is designed to find THC, the high-inducing part of marijuana

Canada aiming for the moon, and beyond, with new space technology efforts

With an eye on future lunar exploration, Canada’s space agency is calling on companies to present their ideas for everything from moon-rover power systems to innovative mineral prospecting techniques.

New Brunswick Premier meets with lieutenant-governor as Tories, Liberals vie for power

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant said the only other leader he had spoken with since results came in was Green Leader David Coon.

Trudeau looks to restart Canada’s UN charm offensive in New York City

Freeland says the question of job retraining in the 21st century — and the uncertainty that surrounds it — is the federal government’s central preoccupation.

Calgary mayor seeks person who leaked details of closed-door Olympic meeting

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says he will ask the city’s integrity commissioner to investigate a leak of details from an in-camera council meeting.

South Surrey boy, 10, to help kids in need

Ronin Bulmer, 10, is going door-to-door asking for donations

Most Read