Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
File: 21-14569

Victoria, BC – A man violating court-ordered conditions with a history of convictions for sexual offences, including offences against children, was arrested by Community Services Division (CSD) officers on Friday afternoon after being spotted on Gonzales beach by an off-duty VicPD officer.

CSD officers were called to Gonzales beach by the off-duty officer just before 5 p.m. on Friday, April 16th. The off-duty officer spotted the man on the beach, whom he knew to have court-ordered conditions barring him from both public beaches and from being in close proximity to children. The officer called for on-duty officers to assist.

The on-duty officers arrived, observed the man in breach of his court-ordered conditions, and moved to arrest him. The man initially fought with officers and a brief struggle ensued before he was taken into custody. No one was injured.

The man was held in custody and faces two recommended charges for breaching court ordered conditions.

This file remains under investigation. If you have information about this incident, please call our VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 ext 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.