Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

File: 21-23524

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a wanted man yesterday after he fled from police on foot and his escape was foiled by mud in the Gorge Waterway.

Shortly after noon on Tuesday, June 15th, Patrol officers observed a wanted man riding a bicycle in the 100-block of Gorge Road East. The man was wanted on several unendorsed warrants for breach of probation stemming from domestic violence incidents.

Officers stopped the man and advised him that he was under arrest. The man fled from police on his bicycle before leaving it behind to run away on foot.

Officers gave chase on foot and followed the man as he ran through a wooded area and onto the tidal flats of the Gorge Waterway. Officers pursued the man until he surrendered in the knee-deep mud, unable to continue his flight from police. The man was arrested without further incident.

The suspect was transported to VicPD cells where he was held in custody on the warrants.

This file remains under investigation.

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