Man charged after crash with police vehicle in Vancouver
A man who is a person of interest in Vancouver’s sixth homicide of 2012 has been charged in connection with a collision between a car and a police vehicle.
Lance Wraye Standberg, a 47-year-old from Burnaby, faces charges of flight from a peace officer and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, police said in a news release today (August 10).
On Wednesday night, there was a 911 report that screaming could be heard in the 3400 block of Renfrew Street. Police found a deceased man in his 50s behind a building in the area who had apparently been stabbed.
Early on Thursday morning, officers spotted a person of interest in the case driving near Boundary Road and Lougheed Highway. Police followed the driver to East Broadway and Nanaimo Street and tried to pull the car over but the man did not stop.
There was a brief pursuit before the car crashed into a police vehicle at East Broadway and Slocan Street. Police said the driver and an officer suffered minor injuries related to the incident.
Standberg is to remain in custody until he appears in court on August 14.