Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

File: 20-31307

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers have arrested wanted man Benjamin Gatchell.

Shortly before 9 a.m. this morning Patrol officers located and arrested Gatchell in the 1200-block of Yates Street. He was transported to VicPD cells.

Benjamin Gatchell was wanted on several VicPD warrants for offences including uttering threats, failing to stop after an accident, causing fear of injury and dangerous operation of a conveyance. Benjamin Gatchell was also wanted on North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP warrants for flight from police, obstructing police, dangerous operation of a conveyance, and failing to stop after an accident.

Benjamin Gatchell’s warrants were unendorsed and he is being held in custody. An unendorsed warrant requires that police hold the accused person in custody until they go before judicial process such as a bail hearing.