Dyllan Petrin arrested on Canada-wide warrants

SURREY RCMP said on Wednesday that Dyllan Petrin has been arrested on two Canada-wide warrants in connection to a kidnapping investigation that began on July 4, 2019, in Surrey (see previous release), and a Winnipeg murder investigation (see Winnipeg Police Service previous release).

Surrey RCMP Serious Crimes Unit (SCU) began their search for Petrin in May 2020 after his court-ordered electronic monitoring ankle bracelet was cut off while on bail. A few months later, after learning that Petrin was wanted in connection to a murder that occurred in Winnipeg on July 21, 2020, Surrey RCMP SCU teamed up with the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) Homicide Unit to locate and arrest Petrin.

Through investigation, Surrey RCMP SCU learned that Petrin was hiding out in Vancouver. He was arrested on the outstanding warrants on January 19 with the assistance of the Surrey RCMP Strike Force Target Team, Surrey RCMP High Risk Target Team, Lower Mainland District Integrated Emergency Response Team and Vancouver Police Department (VPD) Emergency Response Team.

“This arrest would not have been possible without the collaboration and strong partnerships between our specialized units at the Surrey RCMP, Lower Mainland District and VPD emergency response teams, and Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit,” said Superintendent Elija Rain, Surrey RCMP Investigative Services Officer. “We are pleased that the coordinated efforts of all agencies involved resulted in an arrest of a dangerous offender involved in violent crimes in both BC and Manitoba.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.