Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Files: 21-42772, 21-42775
Victoria, BC – Three people have been arrested and three are in hospital recovering from stab wounds following a series of incidents on Saturday night.
Patrol officers were called to the 800-block of Johnson Street just after 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 23rd, for a report that a man was chasing two other men while wielding a large metal pipe. Officers located a man matching the suspect’s description and located a metal pipe with a sharpened end nearby. Upon identifying the suspect, officers learned that he had an outstanding warrant for a breach of a court-ordered condition. He was arrested and transported to VicPD cells where he was held for a bail hearing. The two men the suspect chased were not located.
A short time later, just after 9:20 p.m., Patrol officers were called to the 900-block of Pandora Avenue for a report that a man had been stabbed by two men. Officers attended and located the victim in a tent in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue suffering from potentially life-threatening stab wounds. The man was transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services paramedics where he received medical treatment. His injuries are now considered non-life-threatening.
Officers learned that the description of the stabbing suspects matched the descriptions of the two victims in the previous call involving a man wielding a sharpened metal pipe. Those two men were then located when they attended an area hospital, themselves suffering from non-life-threatening stab wounds. They were identified and arrested by officers.
These files remain under investigation.
If you have information about either of these incidents and have yet to speak with an officer, 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.