Police chase ends in arrest

Electrified brass knuckles and drugs were seized from a man who led police on a short pursuit.

A Chilliwack man is behind bars and faces a boatload of charges after being arrested last week.

When a member of the RCMP’s Integrated Police Dog section approached a red minivan in downtown Chilliwack around 4:45 p.m. last Thursday, the van took off.

It was spotted minutes later on Victoria Street, and abandoned by its driver on Corbould Street.

Twenty nine year old Joshua Alex Herrling was chased down and taken into custody.

Police work is inherently dangerous and traffic stops are one of the highest risk duties we perform,” said RCMP Cpl. Mike Rail. “Fortunately this incident ended with no one being hurt.”

A search of the van allegedly turned up drugs that police believe to be crystal meth, crack cocaine and heroin.

Police also found brass knuckles equipped with a device capable of producing a high voltage electrical shock.

The charges Herrling faces include flight from police, possession of a prohibited weapon (two counts), possession of a controlled substance (two counts) and driving while prohibited. He will appear in court at the end of August.