Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Files: 21-16260, 20-45103, 20-20327

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man in Beacon Hill Park, in the 100-block of Douglas Street yesterday, who was wanted on warrants for assault, failing to comply with court-ordered conditions and breaching a court order.

The man’s warrants stem from two incidents.

20-20327 | Replica Firearm Seized After Store Employee Assaulted During Theft
On May 20th, 2020, Patrol officers were called to a report of a theft and assault at a store in the 1600-block of Hillside Avenue. The man allegedly assaulted a store employee who confronted him after a theft. The employee suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the attack. When officers arrested the man, they discovered that he was in possession of a replica firearm, in breach of court-ordered conditions stemming from a previous conviction. The man was arrested, the replica firearm seized, and he was released on additional conditions pending a future court date.

20-45103| Staff Member Assaulted After Theft
In a second incident, on November 13th, 2020, Patrol officers were called to a restaurant in the 100-block of Douglas Street for a report of a disturbance and an assault. Officers arrived and discovered that the man, who was staying in Beacon Hill Park, had attended the restaurant and allegedly stolen food. When confronted by staff, the man allegedly caused a disturbance and assaulted an employee by spitting at them, despite the dangers of COVID-19 transmission. The man was taken into custody after a brief struggle with officers. He was released with additional conditions and a future court date.

The man has an extensive history of previous criminal convictions including convictions for assault, assault with a weapon, theft, mischief, being unlawfully at large, obstructing police, and breaching court-ordered conditions.

Warrants were issued for the man after he breached his court-ordered conditions.

He was arrested and transported to VicPD cells where he was held for court.