Elusive suspect arrested in Whiskey Creek near Qualicum Beach

Elusive suspect arrested in Whiskey Creek near Qualicum Beach

Oceanside RCMP announce capture of 26-year-old man who avoided arrest for two days

  • Oct. 14, 2016 11:00 a.m.

After eluding police for two days, a 26-year-old man was arrested Friday morning in the Whiskey Creek area, RCMP announced in a written release.

Brandon Madill, of no fixed address, was apprehended at approximately 9 a.m. Oct. 14. He faces several charges and is expected to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court Oct. 17, RCMP said.

At the time of his arrest, Madill had two outstanding arrest warrants and was a suspect in other recent crimes. He had also fled from police “on a number of recent occasions,” RCMP said.

On October 12, Madill was located on a rural property in Errington. He ran from the area before an arrest could occur. As a result, an RCMP dog was called in to assist, but the search for the suspect was unsuccessful.

Oceanside RCMP then attended a secondary residence in Whiskey Creek Madill was known to frequent. Again, he was located but fled into the woods on foot.

A police helicopter, which was returning from the mainland to Comox, was diverted briefly to assist with the search but Madill, who was described as “very familiar with the area” again escaped capture.

RCMP said in a media release issued Wednesday that Madill posed no risk to the general public.

— Submitted by Oceanside RCMP