On July 30th, 2012 at approximately 1:30 pm, New Westminster Police Constables Pakosh and Santaga were just completing an unrelated traffic stop in the 400 block of 9th Street when they observed a BMW traveling southbound on 9th Street at a high rate of speed.
Both members attempted to flag the driver over for speeding; however, the vehicle simply slowed enough to maneuver around them and then sped away. Both members quickly returned to their vehicles to pull the vehicle over and as they did so, they observed it to make two quick right hand turns – the last turn into a dead end parking lot at an apartment building in the 400 block of 10th street. No pursuit of the vehicle was ever initiated.
As both members pulled in behind the vehicle they observed the driver exit and try to run away on foot; however, he was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. Further investigation revealed the driver had a Criminal Code prohibition from driving, as well as several warrants outstanding for his arrest.
In addition to having the vehicle impounded, the male subject, Donald Ryan Stalker, a 26 year old Richmond resident, is now facing a number of charges in relation to the New Westminster incident. He was also held for court on the strength of his warrants, which included the following:
- One warrant from the West Vancouver Police Department for Occupying a Motor Vehicle with a Firearm, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Obstructing a Police Officer, and;
- Two warrants from the Richmond RCMP, both for Breach of Probation