Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020

File: 20-41646

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man after a residential break and enter and a foot pursuit this morning.

At approximately 8:40 a.m., Patrol officers were called to a report a report of a break and enter in progress at an occupied home in the 3000-block of Blackwood Street. The suspect had entered the victims’ residence while they were home, and then entered the bedroom where the victims were sleeping. The victims awoke, and one of them chased the suspect out of the home and away from the property prior to police arrival. There were no physical injuries to the occupants of the home.

The victims provided a detailed description of the suspect and multiple Patrol officers attended the area to locate and arrest the man. In addition, a Saanich Police K9 team attended to assist in the search. While officers were searching for the man, multiple people in the surrounding neighbourhoods called police to report a suspicious man with a similar description to the break and enter suspect. As officers narrowed their search, another caller reported a suspicious man with a similar description hiding in a tree in the 2900-block of Cook Street.

Officers attended the 2900-block of Cook Street and located the man who had been in the tree, who was the suspect from the break and enter. The man then fled on foot from police. A Patrol officer gave chase on foot and arrested the suspect near Cook Street and Kiwanis Way. The officers searched the suspect following the arrest and found that he was in possession of a weapon. The suspect was not injured in the arrest.

The man was transported to cells where he was held to await court. The man faces recommended charges of break and enter and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

This file remains under investigation.