Wanted man Jason Dunlop arrested in Regina
While wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, Dunlop became a person of interest in a crash with police
A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant in connection with a hit and run where a Regina police officer ended up in hospital has been arrested.
Jason John Dunlop, 33, was previously wanted for being unlawfully at large from a Red Deer facility.
On May 14, police received a tip Dunlop was in Regina and followed a white truck to the 1800 block of Angus Street.
Witnesses said they saw a white truck with Alberta plates hit a plainclothes officer and then sped off at approximately 4:30 p.m. CST.
Police found the truck abandoned in north Regina on May 15.
On Sunday morning, someone in northwest Regina noticed a suspicious vehicle in their neighbourhood and contacted police.
Dunlop was found near that vehicle. Police say they arrested him without incident
He is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning.
Dunlop has not been charged in the hit-and-run that put an officer in hospital, because police do not know if he was driving the vehicle. Officers consider Dulop as a person of interest in the May 14 hit-and run. Police say they plan to question him about it.
Dunlop has a lengthy criminal past in Alberta.
In September 2012, he was sentenced to two years in jail following a police chase.
He was convicted of eight charges including failing to stop a vehicle and evading a police officer, dangerous driving and four counts of possession of stolen property.
According to the Stettler Independent newspaper, Dunlop led officers on a four-hour pursuit in a stolen truck. He was hauling stolen copper wire and illegal guns.
In June 2013, he served time in jail for breaching his probation.
Regina police say the May 14 hit and run is still under investigation and additional charges will be laid.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact police.