Thursday, May 17, 2018

Victoria BC – Detectives are recommending numerous charges against a man after several random assaults and acts of mischief were carried out during a late night rampage that occurred last night.

Patrol officers were called to the area of Pandora Avenue and Store Street after the report of an assault at 9:45 p.m.  As officers were attending that assault, our communication centre began receiving multiple 911 calls about several other assaults involving the same suspect.  To date, multiple victims have been identified, all suffering non-life threatening injuries. In addition to the assaults, the suspect damaged property as he moved through the downtown area.

The suspect was arrested a short time later at Douglas and Humboldt streets.  

Over 16 officers, including Patrol Officers, Major Crime Detectives, the Forensic Identification Unit and the Saanich Police K9 unit,  have worked on the investigation and that number is expected to rise.  

Investigators are looking for witnesses who were in the area of the assaults including the 500-block of Fisgard Street, Store and Wharf Streets from Fisgard to Broughton, the corner of Government and View streets, and the corner of Government and Broughton streets last night. Investigators would also like to speak to any victims of assault or damage to their property that have yet to come forward.

Investigators are recommending several charges including:

  • 2 counts of Aggravated Assault
  • 3 counts of Assault causing bodily harm
  • 5 counts of Assault with a Weapon
  • 1 count of Mischief
  • Several counts of Breach of probation

Anyone with information regarding this crime spree is encouraged to call the Victoria Police Department at 250-995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477.



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