Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Victoria, BC – A joint project involving Patrol’s A-Watch, the Community Services Division, and VicPD’s Analysis and Intelligence Section, resulted in 27 arrests of people wanted on outstanding warrants in Victoria and Esquimalt yesterday.

On Wednesday, May 12th, Patrol and CSD officers teamed up to focus on locating and arresting individuals wanted on warrants in Victoria and Esquimalt. The day-long project led to the arrests of 27 men and women who were wanted for a variety of offences, some of which included: mischief, driving while prohibited, breach of probation, break and enter, assault, assault causing bodily harm, sexual assault, and sexual interference involving a youth.

Late in the afternoon officers arrested a man sought for firearms offences, after a search warrant at his suite in a multi-unit temporary housing facility the previous night yielded a handgun. In addition, the man was wanted on outstanding warrants for possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of break and enter instruments, breach of a release order, possession of identity documents, and drug-related offences.

The day-long enforcement project was shared on Twitter as #VicPDWarrantWednesday. Not all arrests were captured on Twitter.

Officers are thanking the public for the information which led to these arrests, and we encourage our community to reach out to us with information about wanted persons.

If you have information about someone who is wanted in our Victoria or Esquimalt, 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.