Delta Police Officer Assaulted – Suspect Arrested by Surrey RCMP

Release Date/Time: March 22, 2017 1:10pm
Incident Date/Time: March 18,2017 9:00 p.m.
Location: 8600 blk 120th Street
DPD File: 17-5547

On March 18, 2017 at approximately 9:00 p.m. a Delta Police officer conducted a street check of an adult male in the 8600 blk of 120th Street. The male was initially cooperative until he learned he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest (in relation to a Surrey incident).

The male then fled on foot but after a brief foot chase the officer caught him. The male then engaged in a physical altercation with the officer escaping custody.

During the altercation the officer sustained injuries to his upper body face and shoulder. Although injured, the officer gave chase on foot but due to his injuries was unable to continue. The male was not located despite assistance from RCMP and the deployment of K-9 and Air One.

The Delta officer was transported by ambulance to hospital where he was treated and released the following morning.

In the early  morning hours today ( March 22, 2017,) Delta Police were advised by Surrey RCMP that their patrol officers had located and arrested the suspect (on an outstanding warrant on an unrelated matter). He was located at approximately 01:40 a.m.  in the 9100 blk of King George Blvd. He appeared in court today to deal with the warrant.

Crown has now approved charges against this individual stemming from the Delta incident on March 18, 2017. Jessie NOLAN 34 yrs. of Surrey, is charged with assault PO causing bodily harm and obstructing a police officer.

The Delta Police officer remains off duty while he recovers from his injuries.

Collaboration across jurisdictions with our partners in law enforcement sends a clear message to the criminal element that you can run but you can’t hide (for long) because police agencies work together to keep all of our communities safer.