Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Files: VicPD 21-36327, CSPS 21-2785
Victoria, BC – VicPD officers and Central Saanich Police Service officers are asking for your assistance as both agencies work to locate wanted man Johnathan Pocetti.
Johnathan Pocetti is described as a 28-year-old Caucasian man with short brown hair and brown eyes. He stands five feet, six inches tall, and weighs approximately 135 pounds. Two photographs of Johnathan Pocetti are included below.
Johnathan Pocetti is wanted on several outstanding warrants related to ongoing Central Saanich Police Service and VicPD investigations. Investigators are also concerned for Johnathan Pocetti’s wellbeing, and are working to locate him to ensure that he is safe.
Central Saanich Police Service File 21-2785
At approximately 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31st, a Central Saanich Police officer attempted to stop a truck for a traffic violation at a gas station in the 6700-block of West Saanich Road. The driver of the truck drove the vehicle onto the hood of the police cruiser, then pushed it aside and fled the scene. The officer was not injured in the incident. The truck was described as a 1999 green Dodge 2500 truck with no front license plate. Police believe Johnathan Pocetti was the driver of this vehicle, and he is now wanted on warrants for assaulting a police officer with a weapon, flight from police, dangerous operation of vehicle and mischief to property over $5,000.
VicPD File 21-36327
Shortly after 4 a.m. on Sunday, September 5th, VicPD Patrol officers were called to the area of Dallas Road and Linden Avenue for a report that a man attempted to ram a woman and her two friends with his vehicle while they were on foot in that area. The suspect then reportedly exited his vehicle and attempted to assault one of the individuals with a weapon, narrowly missing. The suspect then fled the scene in his vehicle. No one was physically injured in the incident. Police believe Johnathan Pocetti to be the suspect in this incident. Johnathan Pocetti was later spotted in a Colwood neighbourhood at approximately 5 a.m. and a search was undertaken by the Westshore RCMP. However, Johnathan Pocetti was not located.
Johnathan Pocetti is believed to be driving a 1999 green Dodge 2500 truck with British Columbia license plate KJ7200. There is no front license plate. The vehicle is pictured below at the scene of the Central Saanich incident. The vehicle may have been subject to recent changes. It may have been painted a matte white over a blue primer, which is visible near the wheel wells. The vehicle may also possess a different aftermarket rear bumper, and the British Columbia license plate LH8986.
If you see Johnathan Pocetti, please call 911 and do not approach. If you have information about the whereabouts of Johnathan Pocetti, please call VicPD’s non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 or Central Saanich Police Service non-emergency line at (250) 652-4441. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.