West Shore RCMP have arrested prolific offender, 25-year-old Devan Lambert, for a total of 13 offences.
Lambert was arrested at around 6 a.m. on September 4th, after police received reports of suspicious people in the area of Duke Rd and Chapel Heights in Metchosin.
An officer recognized Lambert walking along the 4100 block of Metchosin Rd and, knowing there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest, promptly took him into custody.
He was arrested for a warrant of failure to comply with a court order, and upon appearing in court, had an additional 12 charges sworn in against him including:
- 5 counts of possession of stolen property,
- possession of a prohibited firearm,
- possession of a prohibited weapon,
- dangerous operation of a motor vehicle,
- fleeing from police,
- 2 counts driving while prohibited, and
- driving while suspended.
According to West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer Cst. Nancy Saggar, the majority of his charges stem from an encounter with police on August 16th when he fled from police in a vehicle that turned out to be stolen from View Royal.
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“When officers attempted to stop Lambert he fled from police driving dangerously through a red light and into oncoming traffic,” says Cst. Saggar.
He was also charged with stealing yet another vehicle from Comox – this vehicle was recovered by West Shore RCMP in May 2019.
“We can attribute the capture of Devan Lambert to the keen eye of the officer who, along with other officers on the road, were able to safely bring Lambert into custody,” said Staff Sergeant Raj Sandhu.
Lambert remains in custody at this time.