Victoria police officers took a man into custody early Sunday morning wanted for parole violations stemming from a homicide conviction.
A VicPD K9 officer, working with patrol officers, spotted Rourke Desmanche in the 700-block of Pembroke Street just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
VicPD says Desmanche made motions suggesting he would run from officers.
But after the K9 officer indicated a police dog would be used should he run, Desmanche surrendered and was taken into custody without incident.
In 2013, Desmanche received a 10-year-sentence in the shaking death of his son, Kurious George Rose-Desmanche.
The infant was found unresponsive in a townhouse in London, Ontario in August 2010.
WANTED: Rourke D, 29, 6'4", 210, tattoos on face & neck is wanted by Corrections Canada. Convicted of manslaughter in death of 10 week old son. Last believed in Chilliwack. Report anonymously at 18002228477. pic.twitter.com/8b2GoCDMZN
— Crime Stoppers (@SolveCrime) January 10, 2019
Desmanche was wanted by Corrections Canada in a Canada-wide warrant for allegedly breaching his parole and was last seen in Chilliwack Thursday.
VicPD says Desmanche was held for a court appearance.