Surrey man arrested after fleeing in stolen vehicle and using bear spray on officer

CFSEU-BC Sgt. Brenda Winpenny

ON the evening of August 17, officers from the CFSEU-BC Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) observed a male in a vehicle that had previously been reported stolen.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop of the vehicle as it pulled into a gas station in the Surrey area. But the driver fled the area. Police did not pursue the vehicle and used the assistance of the RCMP Air 1 helicopter to track the vehicle’s movement while it was being operated in an unsafe manner.
Air 1 was able to safely relay to surrounding police vehicles that the stolen vehicle had stopped in the area of 64th Avenue and 152nd Street in Surrey and the male driver was seen running from the vehicle.
Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services (PDS) attended the area and tracked the male to the 100-block of 62 A Avenue in Surrey, where he was arrested. In an attempt to evade arrest, the male sprayed the police officer and his police dog with bear spray.
Subsequent to the arrest, members seized a quantity of a variety of alleged illegal drugs in the male’s possession.
Adam San-Aye, 21, of Surrey and has been charged with one count of assault a police officer, one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, one count of flight whilst being pursued by a police officer, one count of possession of a scheduled substance, and one count of driving whilst prohibited.

“This arrest shows the daily commitment to tackle gang violence of the CFSEU-BC, and success of an integrated approach to working with our police partners,” said CFSEU-BC Sgt. Brenda Winpenny. “Without a carefully coordinated plan, we would not be able to disrupt the criminal behavior of individuals who are engaged in acts that pose the highest risk to the public and hold them accountable.”
The RCMP assisted in the investigation.