Burnaby RCMP still searching for hit and run suspect

Ashley Moliere / March 5th, 2018

One of the officers injured is from the Abbotsford Police Department.

Burnaby RCMP Traffic Services are still on the hunt for a suspect after a collision injured two officers. According to a press release, Corporal Michael Kalanj of the Burnaby RCMP said the police car was parked on the side of the road when the suspect’s vehicle hit the police car injuring the two officers who were training police dogs as part of the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service.

More about the injured officers

Sergeant Judy Bird of the Abbotsford Police told BCIT News Tuesday one of the officers injured is now at home after being treated at the hospital. In a press release, Bird confirmed the officer injured is Corporal Aaron Courtney, a 15 year officer and 10 year member of the Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Services Unit.

Corporal Daniela Panesar of Burnaby RCMP confirmed in a press release the other officer remains in hospital but is in stable condition. She stated the suspect’s vehicle has been located by police and is being investigated. It was originally reported missing to New Westminster Police Department on Monday.

Police confirm officer Aaron Courtney of the Abbotsford Police Department was injured in the incident.
(Abbotsford Police Department)

Where the incident occurred

The incident happened around noon Monday in the 5000-block of North Fraser way and North Fraser Crescent in Burnaby. Police said the suspect was driving a white Toyota Camry and they also believe the suspect may have been impaired.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them immediately.