Update | Man Sought On Warrants Related To Short-Term Rental Damage & Theft Investigations

Monday, May 6, 2019
File #: 
19-3639 / 19-11862

Victoria, BC – Officers are continuing their search for a man with several outstanding warrants . These warrants involve a series of investigations relating to theft from and damage to short-term and roommate rental accommodations.

Brandon Wildman is described as a 38-year-old Caucasian man with a thin build, standing five feet, ten inches tall. Mr. Wildman is balding, but often shaves his head and sometimes has a trimmed moustache or beard.

Two photographs of Brandon Wildman are below.

 

In addition to the warrants, Mr. Wildman continues to be a person of interest in several ongoing investigations where short-term rental properties were damaged and items stolen. He is also the person of interest in several rental fraud investigations where it is believed that he rents short-term rentals, posts them online posing as the owner and then obtains damage deposits. Tenants are unaware that it is a scam until it is too late which results in the loss of money.   Mr. Wildman is believed to be using multiple aliases including: 

 

  •           Hayden Davidon
  •           Brandon Lee 
  •           David Howden 
  •           Thomas Sommerville 
  •           James Chu
  •           Chris Terrence
  •           James Hauden
  •           Christopher Townsend
  •           Bruno Deckland
  •           Eugene Tolbert
  •           Chris Terance
  •           Daryl Kingsman 

If you see Brandon Wildman, please call 911. If you have information about his whereabouts, please call (250) 995-7654, or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Information for those renting short-term properties or looking for roommates

You can protect yourself by taking a few key steps when renting space:

  •          Do not rent your space to someone without meeting that person or, for those who use short-term rental services like AirBnB, only rent to approved, confirmed persons.
  •          For those renting to roommates - do not rent your space without receiving a damage deposit.
  •          Ensure your valuables are secured when renting your space to persons you do not know.