Report of suspicious vehicle leads to arrest of multi-jurisdictional offender


2019-02-07 09:21 PST

File # 2019-4201


An alert neighbour is once again being credited with assisting police with locating a Prolific Offender with a significant history in property related offences throughout Vancouver Island and Alberta. 27-year-old Davin Cochrane was arrested in a stolen vehicle and remains in police custody pending his next court appearance.

The incident unfolded on Monday February 4th when a resident of Young Road, in south Nanaimo, reported a vehicle partially blocking a driveway. The vehicle, a silver Fiat, was determined to have been stolen from the Duncan area three days prior. The stolen vehicle was followed to a residence on Wexford Road. When officers attempted to stop it, the driver tried to evade arrest and in doing so, two police vehicles received minor front end damage. With the vehicle stationary, Cst Wurzinger and RCMP Police Dog Juice approached and were able to extract the driver and take him into police custody.

Prior to being lodged in custody at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment, Cochrane was transported to local hospital were he was treated for several minor dog bites received while being removed from the stolen vehicle. Cochrane has been formally charged with Possession of Stolen Property over $5000 and Fail to Stop for Police. He appeared in Nanaimo Provincial court on February 5th and was remanded into police custody to await his next court appearance set for February 12th.

Cochrane recently arrived on Vancouver Island and didn't waste anytime becoming acquainted with RCMP officers from Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni and Oceanside detachments, where he is believed to be involved in a number of property related investigations. Prior to arriving in BC, Cochrane was active in Grand Prairie Alberta where he is currently charged with five counts of Possession of Stolen Property and various other property offences.

Reporting suspicious activity immediately is a tried and proven means of reducing crime in your neighbourhood and preventing further crime from occurring, said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

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Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-3257
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238


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