An Abbotsford Police truck was involved in a collision on Wednesday afternoon at Townline Road and Wheel Avenue after reports came in of a domestic assault in progress. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

Domestic assault call ends with collision; suspect with warrants arrested

Incident occurs Wednesday afternoon in Abbotsford

A police incident Wednesday afternoon in Abbotsford began with reports of a domestic assault in progress and ended with a collision and the arrest of a suspect who had numerous warrants.

Abbotsford Police Sgt. Judy Bird said calls came in at about 12:20 p.m. that a woman was being assaulted in the 33300 block of Hawthorne Avenue.

Witnesses further reported that a man was dragging the victim into a car, a 2005 Chevy Malibu.

As police arrived on the scene, the car sped off. Police followed in pursuit, deployed a spike belt near Townline Road and Wheel Avenue and boxed in the suspect vehicle, which then collided with a police truck.

The 22-year-old male suspect was arrested at the scene and is currently in custody facing several charges: forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, threatening and breach of a no-contact order.

Bird said the man had numerous outstanding warrants, including for threatening and assault.

The victim, a 23-year-old woman known to the suspect, was taken to hospital for treatment.

Bird said no cops were injured and the police truck sustained minor damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Just Posted

Trial date postponed for man charged with killing Abbotsford police officer

Oscar Arfmann’s trial pushed back from January to May 2019

VIDEO: SUV crashes into Downtown Abbotsford store

Front window of Jazz-Ma-Tazz destroyed in afternoon crash

Wright, Pilots crush Surrey Knights

Abbotsford destroys Surrey 17-2 as captain Wright collects nine points

Publication ban lifted on Letisha Reimer’s name

Reimer’s family had supported an application by The News to lift ban

Your daily commute and weather forecast: Dec. 18, 2018

More rain today, with a peak at sunshine tomorrow, and potential snow on the weekend

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

Lightning top Canucks 5-2 in feisty battle

NHL’s No. 1 team too much for Vancouver

Coquihalla closed between Hope and Merritt

The highway is closed in the northbound lane

FortisBC says you can return to normal gas use following pipeline fire

Utility says increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather have allowed supply to reach normal levels

CSIS collected info on peaceful groups, but only in pursuit of threats: watchdog

Security Intelligence Review Committee says fears unjustified after reviewing evidence, testimony

Lower Mainland man receives apology after getting kicked out of library

Mike Wilson fears the same treatment he received Nov. 2 by security guards will happen to others

Canada ranks 16th on annual gender gap list

This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the World Economic Forum’s list

VIDEO: Tornado rips through city west of Seattle

Reports indicate five to seven homes damaged in Port Orchard, Wash.

Surrey boy’s birthday wish raises $13,500 for rescued farm animals

Matthew Farden received a large donation from the mister Blake Foundation towards a sanctuary farm.

Most Read