An Abbotsford man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant in connection to several sex offence charges was arrested in Moncton, N.B. recently.
Abbotsford Police are crediting citizens and social media as a major factor in his capture.
Stephen Edgar McCreary, 61, is charged with 13 counts of sexual offences as well as four counts of aggravated assault and one count of forcible confinement.
Codiac Regional RCMP arrested McCreary, who was taken into custody without incident at a Moncton home.
Police believe that McCreary, a truck driver, fled the Lower Mainland and possibly British Columbia on July 17, 2012.
He most recently lived in Abbotsford and Yarrow.
It's believed he may have spent time in Quebec, Ontario and possibly Nova Scotia.
Const. Ian MacDonald credited citizens for sharing the story and photo of the fugitive across the country as key in McCreary's apprehension.
Citizen tips resulting from social media and traditional media expo-sure came in from across Canada as APD tracked McCreary east, said MacDonald.
"[There was] lots of interest and assistance in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as we isolated in on him there," said MacDonald, adding the response from Moncton residents was "unbelievable."
"I was receiving 10 to 15 calls a day from people in that city, many from citizens vowing to help."
McCreary will be transported to Abbotsford from New Brunswick into APD custody.