Delta Police officer recovering after 'altercation' on weekend

Mar 22 2017, 10:11 pm

A Delta Police officer is recovering after a physical “altercation” this past weekend left him with injuries to his upper body, face, and shoulder.

Around 9 pm on Saturday night, the officer “conducted a street check” of Jessie Nolan, a 34-year-old resident of Surrey, in the 8600 block of 120th Street in Delta.

In a release, Delta Police say Nolan was “initially cooperative until he learned he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest (in relation to a Surrey incident.)”

Police say Nolan then fled on foot but was caught by the officer after a brief chase.

An altercation between the two then ensued, which left the officer with injuries and Nolan on the loose once again, they say.

Despite assistance from the Surrey RCMP and the deployment of K-9 and Air One units, Nolan wasn’t located, and the officer was taken to hospital.

Police say Nolan remained on the run until early Wednesday morning, when he was located by Surrey RCMP in the 9100 block of King George Boulevard, around 1:40 am.

He was then arrested by police in connection with the outstanding warrant on an unrelated matter and appeared in court today.

Nolan has now also been charged with assault to a police officer causing bodily harm and obstructing a police officer in connection with the Delta incident.