Ottawa’s most wanted caught in South Dundas

In this Nov. 25, 2015 photo from the Ottawa Police Service, the OPS profiled Eric Larocque as one of its most wanted suspects. Larocque was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 - his birthday - in South Dundas, Ont. (OPS via Newswatch Group)

SOUTH DUNDAS – Provincial police in South Dundas have caught a man wanted by the Ottawa Police Service as one of their most wanted suspects.

The suspect was caught on – of all days – his birthday.

SD&G O.P.P. had intercepted a vehicle on Thursday afternoon at a property on County Road 31 and found the plates on the vehicle had expired.

Police said the suspect had lied to them about who he was and then ran away with officers chasing after him.

He was caught a short distance away.

Police later learned the suspect, 28-year-old Eric Larocque of no fixed address, was wanted by the Ottawa Police Service.

Locally, he is facing charges of obstructing a police officer, escaping lawful custody and failing to comply with a recognizance order.

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing in Cornwall.

Larocque was profiled in December 2016 as one of the capital city’s most wanted suspects.

He is wanted in Ottawa on a charge of failing to comply with several bail conditions after he was released from custody in November 2015.

Larocque is facing multiple charges of breaking and entering, possession of property obtained by crime, fraud, and vehicle theft.