Hit-and-run vehicle found but suspect still on the lam
REGINA – The vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident that injured a Regina police officer has been found but investigators are still searching for a man who may have been involved.
Around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on Angus Street near Saskatchewan Drive, employees at H & A Financial Advisors were sitting at their desks near a front window when they heard yelling.
They turned and saw a white truck pull away from the cub and hit a person and a car before speeding away. One employee described the incident as being “horrific.”
Police confirm the person who was struck was a plainclothes officer who has been with the force for eight years. He’s recovering in hospital from non-life threatening injuries.
At the time of the incident, officers were trying to apprehend Jason John Dunlop, 33, who is wanted on a Canada wide warrant for being unlawfully at large from an institution in Red Deer, Alberta.
“We are not a hundred per cent sure that Mr. Dunlop was operating the vehicle,” said Lance Dudar, superintendent with the Regina Police Service. “We believe it was him. He’s a person of interest at this time and we need to speak with Mr. Dunlop.”
The white truck, which hit the officer and matched the warrant description, was found abandoned somewhere in the north-end of Regina. It had been reported missing in Alberta.
Dudar says he doesn’t know why Dunlop might have been in Regina but wants people to be on the lookout because investigators have no reason to believe that he has left.
He’s described as Caucasian, medium build, 5 foot 8 inches tall, and roughly 200 pounds. He has brown shortly cropped hair and green eyes.