Suspect remains in custody after allegedly assaulting Mounties

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.

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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

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