Chilliwack, BC – A man charged for allegedly assaulting RCMP officers’ remains in custody.
Shortly after 2 on the morning of January 8, 2019 a man standing with small group of people near the side of a building in the 46000-block of Yale Road drew the attention of a patrolling Chilliwack RCMP officer. Police queries quickly associated the man to a court ordered curfew.
During his arrest the suspect punched and kicked officers to break free and after briefly escaping was caught and taken into custody.
Jason Roberto Vatcher, 38, of Hatzic is charged with breach of undertaking or recognizance, willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer, and 2 counts of assault peace officer. Mr. Vatcher remains in custody pending a court date in January.
“Fortunately no one was injured during the arrest,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD. “RCMP officers relied on their training to safely apprehend a violent person.”
RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
File # 2019-975
Upper Fraser Valley Regional RCMP
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