(MORRIS-TURNBERRY, ON) - A Goderich resident is facing over a dozen charges after he was tracked down by Canine - "Valor" and his handler from the West Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Canine Unit last weekend in Wingham.
On October 23, 2020 at approximately 2:12 a.m. a Huron OPP officer initiated a traffic stop of a sport utility vehicle at the edge of Wingham on Kerr Drive. The driver failed to pull over and immediately took off from the officer. He led the officer on a short chase before he drove his vehicle down a dead-end road and skidded into a guard rail. Upon doing so the driver exited his vehicle and immediately fled on foot.
Officers set up containment and with the help of "Valor", a 7-year-old German Shepherd, officers tracked the fleeing suspect to a garden shed on Josephine Street. Also during the track "Valor" sniffed out a package of suspected methamphetamine that the suspect had discarded.
Brandon DYCK, 28 years of age from Goderich is facing the following charges:
Flight from Peace Officer
Operation While Prohibited - 5 counts
Failure to Comply with Release Order
Possession of a Schedule I Substance - Methamphetamine
Driving While Under Suspension - 2 counts
Operate a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance
Operate Unsafe Vehicle
Use Plate Not Authorized for Vehicle
He remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for October 28, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich.