Victoria police officers made a total of 22 arrests Wednesday as part of a project they have dubbed #VicPDWarrantWednesday.
Tweeting at 8 a.m. Jan. 27, VicPD said “on any given day there are potentially dozens in our community wanted on active warrant arrests” and that officers are spending Wednesday hunting those individuals down.
On any given day there are potentially dozens in our community #wanted on active arrest warrants. Today, Patrol's A-Watch & CSD officers are focused on locating & arresting these individuals. We'll be sharing the details throughout the day. #YYJWanted #VicPDWarrantWednesday
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) January 27, 2021
As of 5:30 p.m., police arrested 23 individuals wanted on a range of warrants from break and enter to manslaughter to assault. Thanks to a tip from the public, the day began with the arrest of a killer and a robber who were wanted Canada-wide after failing to return to their community residential facilities Tuesday morning.
Shortly after 10 a.m., police tweeted that they arrested a 29-year-old man in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue, wanted for break and enter and breach of a release order. Half an hour later, a second 29-year-old was arrested, this one in the 1900-block of Bay Street for breaching court-ordered conditions related to a domestic assault file.
Police arrested a 52-year-old man shortly after 11 a.m. in the 800-block of Johnson Street, wanted for two counts of mischief for damaging property. Just before noon, officers arrested a youth in the 800-block of Esquimalt Road, wanted for failing to comply with court-ordered conditions related to an assault file.
Shortly after, officers located and arrested a 58-year-old woman, wanted for three counts of breaching a probation order related to possession of a knife for a dangerous purpose, in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue. In Beacon Hill Park, police nabbed a 46-year-old man wanted for sexual interference involving a youth.
Another 46-year-old man was arrested shortly after 1 p.m. in the 3000-block of Blanshard Street for driving while prohibited. In the same tweet, police said they arrested a 35-year-old man in the 1200-block of Lyall Street who was wanted for multiple counts of possession of stolen property.
A 26-year-old man was arrested in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue at approximately 2:15 p.m. who was wanted for theft and breach of probation charges. Police grabbed their next in the 1900-block of Douglas Street, taking a 36-year-old man with a violent criminal history and manslaughter conviction into custody. He had a warrant for mischief after throwing a propane tank through a gas station window.
Shortly before 3 p.m., police arrested a 37-year-old man in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue who has been accused of smashing an entryway window in the 1200-block of Yates Street. A 40-year-old woman was later arrested in the 800-block of Esquimalt Road for drug trafficking offences.
Two men were arrested for warrants related to assault shortly after 3 p.m., one a 44-year-old in the 2800-block of Rock Bay Avenue, and the second a 48-year-old in the 1900-block of Bay Street. At 4:30 p.m. police tweeted they had apprehended a 52-year-old man in the 700-block of Caledonia Avenue who was wanted for mischief after smashing a window in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue.
Another 52-year-old man wanted for drug trafficking offences was arrested shortly after in the 3000-block of Blanshard Street. Just after 4:45 p.m. police tweeted two more arrests after nabbing a 38-year-old man in the 700-block of Princess Avenue and 26-year-old man in the 700-block of Queens Avenue for property and drug related offences.
Police made their next arrest near Government Street and Hillside Avenue after apprehending a 35-year-old man wanted for driving while prohibited. A 30-year-old man wanted for weapons possession, break and enter with intent and breach of charges was arrested in the 1400-block of Edgeware Street shortly after 5 p.m.
Finally, police arrested a 22-year-old man on a warrant related to a break and enter file.
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