Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

File: 21-7279

Victoria, BC – A man was taken into custody by Patrol officers today after a City of Victoria vehicle was damaged.

Patrol officers were called to Beacon Hill Park after City of Victoria staff called 911 to report that a man had smashed their truck window with a sledgehammer. The suspect then fled into the park on bicycle before Patrol officers arrived.

Patrol officers located and arrested the man nearby a short time later without incident. He was released with a court date.

There were no physical injuries.

This incident is still under investigation. If you have information about this incident and have not spoken to officers, please call our Report Desk and (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


**UPDATE – This release was updated to describe the vehicle as a City of  Victoria vehicle and the impacted persons as City of Victoria staff and not City of Victoria bylaw as initially released.