Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Victoria, BC – Investigators are seeking witnesses and video after an arrest on Monday in which two Patrol officers and the suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Shortly after 10 a.m. on Monday, March 29th, Patrol officers were called to the area of Quadra and Courtney streets for a report of a man breaking into parking meters and parking pay stations.
Officers attended and located the suspect, who fled from the officers on foot. The officers caught up to the man near Quadra and Broughton streets, and attempted to take the man into custody.
The man refused officers’ verbal commands and then began to fight with them. Officers deployed a conductive energy weapon and oleoresin capsicum spray, but both were infective. An ICS K9 team, including PSD Zender, was deployed and assisted in taking the suspect into custody.
The suspect was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect, a Vancouver man, has been the subject of nine additional police calls in the previous three days. He was transported to hospital for a mental health assessment and held there under the Mental Health Act. In addition, he faces recommended charges of resisting arrest.
Two officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the incident but were able to complete their shifts.
This file remains under investigation.
If you have information about this incident or video, and have not spoken with investigators, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.