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UPDATE: Man who allegedly struck RCMP officer turns self into police

By Contributor
September 26th, 2013

The man who allegedly struck a police officer with his vehicle turned himself in to Port Alberni RCMP Friday.

Richard Parlby attended the Port Alberni RCMP Detachment at 4:56 a.m. and turned himself into police.

Parlby was the subject of an earlier public information release after it is alleged he struck a police officer with his vehicle.
Police attempted to arrest Parlby on (Tuesday) September 24 at 3:45 p.m. in the Wal-Mart parking lot for allegedly breaching Court ordered release conditions related to accessing the internet and attending a location where children under the age of (16) sixteen years are expected to be.

During this attempted arrest, police allege that Parlby deliberately injured an officer, and then fled the scene.

Parlby remains in Police custody, and faces 24 criminal charges related to;

  • Assault with a weapon (vehicle)
  • Resist arrest
  • Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily harm
  • Assaulting a Police Officer
  • Mischief to Property
  • Breaching Court conditions

Parlby is scheduled to appear in court on October 1, 2013

Police officer struck by vehicle while attempting to make arrest

RCMP in Port Alberni reports one of the members was struck by a vehicle during an arrest Tuesday afternoon.

The incident took place at 3:45 p.m. in the Wal-Mart parking lot while Port Alberni RCMP was attempting to make an arrest after evidence was gathered from an earlier investigation.

To avoid arrest the man jumped into his vehicle and fled the scene striking a uniformed RCMP Police Officer. A

s the Police Officer stood up he was stuck a second time as the vehicle fled sending the Police Officer over the hood of the vehicle.  

The man was driving a blue two door Honda Civic and was last observed leaving the Wal-mart Parking lot.

The Police Officer was treated for minor injuries and later released.

The investigation is ongoing and Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the male.

If anyone witnessed this crime, or can provide information about it, they are asked to contact the local detachment at 723-2424, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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