Dean Richard Zastowny. (Surrey RCMP)

RCMP locate ‘armed and dangerous’ man in Burnaby after ‘inadvertent release’

47-year-old Dean Richard Zastowny, who police said may have been armed, was wanted by Surrey RCMP

Burnaby RCMP says a man who was “inadvertently released from custody late last week” has been located and arrested after a “quick, co-ordinated response.”

Surrey RCMP issued a news release on Sunday, asking for the public’s help in locating 47-year-old Dean Richard Zastowny.

He was considered “armed and dangerous,” said police.

Burnaby RCMP say he was located on Tuesday, Dec. 5 shortly after 10 p.m. after police responded to a bank robbery in the 4100-block of North Road in Burnaby.

Although the suspect had fled, police say a description of the suspect was shared with partner agencies.

Zastowny was located and arrested by Metro Vancouver Transit Police at Lougheed SkyTrain station, says Burnaby RCMP.

“A quick response and coordination between partner agencies played a significant role in affecting this arrest. Prolific offenders often move between multiple jurisdictions and therefore sharing information is essential,” said Corporal Daniela Panesar, spokesperson for the Burnaby RCMP.

Zastowny was described by police as a Caucasian man who’s 6’1” and 215 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair with fair skin.

The individual has a number of tattoos, including a full sleeve on his right arm. On his right forearm, he has a skull, snake and flames, with more skulls on his right upper arm. He also has a skull and faces on his left forearm.

Zastowny also has tattoos on his upper back and torso.



trevor.beggs@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook and follow Trevor on Twitter

 

Dean Richard Zastowny. (Surrey RCMP)

Just Posted

Spawning salmon returning to North Delta’s Cougar Creek

It’s early in the season, but the streamkeepers are hopeful it could be a good year for returns

City will ask Fraser Health to remove pay parking at SMH, Surrey councillor says

Surrey’s new council has already made parking free on neighbouring city streets

South Surrey church members ‘praying for accused mother… for the whole process’

Lisa Batstone’s second-degree murder trial continues this week in B.C. Supreme Court

Former Surrey gymnast shining on rugby pitch for Bayside

An injury forced Brady Reeleder to switch sports, and now he’s thriving at his new endeavour

B.C. government funding 360 affordable homes in Delta

The $36-million investment will build homes for families and seniors in Ladner and Tsawwassen

Winter weather hits parts of Canada

As some parts of the country brace for cold, parts of B.C. remain warmer than 10 C

Giants serve up major defeat to Pats at Langley Events Centre

On the ice, Vancouver G-Men wrap up home stand with a 10-4 win over Regina Friday night.

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Unique technology gives children with special needs more independent play

UVic’s CanAssist refined seven prototypes aided by $1.5M government contribution

Kelly Ellard’s boyfriend has statutory release revoked

Darwin Duane Dorozan had several parole infractions that found him ‘unmanageable’

New chair of Metro Vancouver board is Burnaby councillor

The 40-person board is made up of elected officials from 21 cities and one First Nation

Doctor’s note shouldn’t be required to prove you’re sick: poll

70% of Canadians oppose allowing employers to make you get a sick note

German-born B.C. man warns against a ‘yes’ vote on proportional representation

Agassiz realtor Freddy Marks says PR in his home country shows party elites can never be voted out

Most Read