7 arrest warrants executed in 6 hours by transit police on Monday
Sgt. Clint Hampton shows the replica hand gun police found when they arrested a man. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police/Twitter)
Alyse Kotyk, CTV News Vancouver
Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:26AM PDT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:41AM PDT
Seven arrest warrants were executed in the span of six hours Monday night, Metro Vancouver Transit Police say.
The offences ranged, and arrests were made under five different circumstances, police said in a video posted to Twitter Tuesday.
One person was wanted under a Canada-wide warrant for robbery.
"In one of these circumstances we actually had an officer right here, at the transit police headquarters on the third floor," said Sgt. Clint Hampton in the video.
"They were looking out the window when they recognized a man below. That man had an outstanding warrant and was placed under arrest."
In one other situation, police say they dealt with a woman who had an outstanding warrant for assaulting a police officer.
"In another case, our officers dealt with a man after he pushed through the fare gates," Hampton said. "They discovered he had an outstanding warrant and he was also in possession of … a replica style handgun."
Last year, Hampton said transit police executed 989 arrest warrants.
"I'm proud to work with such a hardworking, dedicated, keen group of police officers," he said. "They're out there, working hard to keep the transit system safe."