BC wide warrant suspect sought in hit and run of RCMP Officer

Burnaby, BC Highway Patrol

2024-02-19 15:48 PST

File # 2024-424

On February 17, 2024, at approximately 10:30am, an officer with BC Highway Patrol – Burnaby was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 91 southbound at 72nd Ave in Delta. The officer stopped a vehicle that was associated to a man who has an outstanding BC-wide warrant for his arrest. After a brief roadside exchange, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene striking the officer. The Delta Fire Department, BC Ambulance Service, and officers with the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service and Delta Police attended the scene.

The officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to hospital. The officer has since been released from hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

The suspect driver is being identified as 57-year-old Tobin Peter Haas of Vancouver. The vehicle Haas was driving has been recovered by police, but Haas has not been located. Haas is wanted for an outstanding warrant for break and enter as well as for questioning regarding this incident. Members of the public are encouraged not to approach Haas, but to instead phone their local police if he is located.

View larger image: Photo of Tobin Peter Haas  

View larger image: Photo of Tobin Peter Haas

Our thoughts are with our officer and his family as he recovers at home, and we would like to extend our sincere thanks to Delta PD, Surrey RCMP, Surrey Police Service, and other responders for their quick actions and assistance as this incident unfolded, said Inspector Brian Donaldson, OIC of South Coast BC Highway Patrol. We are asking you, Mr. Haas, to please do the right thing and turn yourself in.

BC Highway Patrol is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident and anyone who has dashcam footage of this incident to please contact BC Highway Patrol – Burnaby at 604-526-9744 and refer to file number 2024-424.

BC Highway Patrol

Released by:

Cpl. Melissa Jongema
Media Relations Officer
BC Highway Patrol
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-5761

Email: bchp_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
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