The wanted poster police released in December after Losier failed to appear in court. (Image courtesy of the Abbotsford Police Department)

The wanted poster police released in December after Losier failed to appear in court. (Image courtesy of the Abbotsford Police Department)

After a month on the run, wanted man arrested by Abbotsford police

Zoltan (Meischl) Losier taken into custody after brief chase

A wanted man who is well-known to Abbotsford police was arrested after a brief chase with police Monday night.

Zoltan Charles (Meischl) Losier, 28, had been on the run since mid-December after two warrants were issued for his arrest when he failed to appear in court on a raft of charges.

Patrol officers received a report on Monday night that Losier might have been involved in the theft of a vehicle, said Sgt. Judy Bird, media officer for the Abbotsford Police Department.

“We received information that he may have stolen a vehicle around 4:30 p.m. (Monday) and we have a variety of areas that we know that he frequents,” Bird said. “We observed him arrive at a residence on Peardonville Road.”

After setting up a police barricade around the building, officers attempted to make contact with Loiser, according to Bird.

“Shortly thereafter, he was observed flying out the back of the residence and jumping over a fence and went west into a neighbour’s yard,” Bird said. “There was a short foot pursuit and he was arrested by patrol officers without incident.”

Losier was arrested around 8:30 p.m. and may be facing additional charges from the alleged vehicle theft.

Losier’s December court appearance was for charges of: dangerous operation of a vehicle, flight from police, occupying a vehicle with a firearm present, possessing a weapon for dangerous purposes, possession of counterfeit money and two counts of drug possession with intent to traffic.

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