Date: Monday, November 1, 2021

File: 21-43832

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a wanted man who was breaching house arrest yesterday evening after they responded to a break and enter in progress.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 31st, Patrol officers responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a construction site in the 1000-block of Tillicum Road. Officers attended and located a suspect stealing items from within the construction site. However, the man fled on foot once alerted to the presence of police. Officers gave chase on foot and took the man into custody after one officer proceeded over a fence and then tackled the man. The suspect reported stiffness and soreness following the arrest but declined medical attention.

Officers continued their investigation and learned that the man was breaching several conditions of a conditional sentence order related to convictions for several counts of break and enter and uttering threats. One of the conditions included being under house arrest. The suspect was also wanted on several outstanding warrants for break and enter from across the Capital Regional District.

The suspect was transported to VicPD cells where he was held in custody to await a bail hearing.

This file remains under investigation.

If you have information about this incident, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 and press 1 to speak with the Report Desk. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.