West Shore RCMP’s bike unit arrest man with seven warrants

West Shore RCMP's bike unit arrest man with seven warrants
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A man with seven warrants was arrested on Oct. 9, 2019.

The West Shore RCMP Bike Unit arrested a man with multiple warrants on Wednesday.

Thirty-two-year-old Matthew McTavish had seven outstanding warrants, including two warrants for trafficking drugs, two warrants for possessing prohibited firearms and ammunition, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, breach of Recognizance and evading police.

Police said members of the bike unit saw McTavish near the West Shore Town Centre at around 11:46 a.m. on Oct. 9. The officers were patrolling in the area.

“McTavish has an extensive criminal record and is known to police as a chronic offender. After spotting him early in the day, our bike unit conducted surveillance on McTavish. As McTavish had a warrant for evading police it was important to track his movements and formulate a plan for his arrest. The bike unit safely took McTavish into custody for his warrants,” Const. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP media relations officer, said in a statement.

McTavish is still in custody. His next court date is Oct. 31.


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