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Suspicious vehicle on an old logging road turns up man with warrant out for his arrest

A suspicious vehicle parked on a deactivated logging road north of Campbell River led police to arrest a 52-year-old man with a string of outstanding warrants in Surrey, Saskatchewan and Ontario on April 14.

Samuel Calladine was arrested for an outstanding warrant of Breach of Probation held by Surrey RCMP and was also charged with obstructing a peace officer by giving a false name to the arresting officers. He pleaded guilty to the obstruction charge and received a $1,000 fine with a $300 victim of crime surcharge, Sgt. Mark Whitworth, unit commander of the NVI Traffic Services reported Tuesday.

NVI Traffic Services officers patrolling on Highway 19 north of Campbell River “observed a vehicle that appeared suspicious on a deactivated logging road just off the highway,” Sgt. Whitworth said.

Officers approached the vehicle and found two men and a woman and asked for identification. The three said they were camping nearby and gathering firewood. The woman and one of the males produced identification but the other male said he didn’t have any with him, Sgt. Whitworth said.

“He then provided to the officers, a name and date of birth that later turned out to be false.”

After questioning and further inquiries, his true identity was discovered to be Samuel Calladine, 52, Sgt. Whitworth said. His outstanding warrants were also discovered and Calladine was arrested and given the additional charge of obstructing a peace officer for giving a false name.

Police said Calladine has a lengthy criminal record in excess of 38 convictions that included property offences, escape lawful custody, unlawfully at large, impaired driving, possession of weapon dangerous to the public, assault, criminal harassment, uttering threats and a conviction for manslaughter.

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