Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022

File: 22-14436

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man this morning after he randomly assaulted a staff member at a restaurant in downtown Victoria, and later spat on jail staff at VicPD.

Shortly after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19th, Patrol officers were called to a restaurant in the 800-block of Douglas Street for a report that an unknown man had forced his way into the restaurant through a back door and began causing a disturbance in the kitchen. Staff attempted to escort the man out of the restaurant when the suspect struck a staff member with a metal bowl. The staff member suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the incident and did not require medical attention at the scene.

Staff were eventually able to get the man to leave the restaurant.  Officers attended and located the suspect in the area of Douglas and Courtney streets. He was taken into custody.

Officers transported the suspect to VicPD cells where he later spat on jail staff. The suspect, a 29-year-old Victoria man, faces recommended charges of forcible entry, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, mischief, and assaulting a peace officer. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

This file remains under investigation.

If you have information about this incident and have not yet spoken with investigators please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.