West Shore RCMP utilized a helicopter and a police dog in order to arrest a wanted man who had allegedly threatened his ex-wife and children.
Police say that 33-year-old Lloyd Robinson from Langford — the subject of a police investigation earlier in May — was wanted by authorities after they received a report regarding him threatening to kill his ex-partner and children.
West Shore RCMP says the arrest of Robinson, who was wanted on a warrant for uttering threats, was made on July 7 at approximately 3 p.m. after on-duty officers observed him driving in the community.
Police began following Robinson and officers say that he appeared to notice their presence as his vehicle sped up and attempted to evade RCMP by turning onto Finlayson Arm Road.
West Shore Front Line, Municipal Traffic and the Police Dog Services responded to the area along with an RCMP Air Services helicopter in order to assist in locating Robinson.
The police helicopter team located the vehicle and ground crews, including the Police Dog Services, attended the area and tracked Robinson through the bush.
He was located and taken into custody without further incident.
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Inside Robinson’s vehicle police say they found a replica handgun, multiple knives and bear spray. Officers also seized various larger quantities of substances believed to be cocaine, MDMA and cannabis with approximately $3000 in Canadian cash as well.
Domestic violence takes many forms, and threats are consistent in the majority of abusive relationships, said Cst Meighan Massey, West Shore RCMP,
We remain committed to ensuring that all victims feel safe and supported in reporting to police, knowing their concerns are heard and acted upon.
If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic abuse, BC RCMP say they are here to help and suggest reaching out to them. If you are not ready to talk to the police, contact BC211, online or over the phone. They can connect you to a multitude of resources to assist you in getting to a safe place.