Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man early this morning after a mischief spree that resulted in the damage to several Victoria businesses. This man is believed to be the same suspect from an incident involving the theft of a Victoria Harbour ferry the previous morning.
At approximately 12:30 a.m. this morning Patrol officers attended a multi-unit residential building in the 1700-block of Cook Street for a report of an alarm. On scene officers discovered that the front door window had been smashed by a rock. Over the course of the next hour and a half, officers discovered several additional business locations where windows had been smashed by rocks or other items.
Shortly before 2 a.m. officers were alerted that a man was smashing windows at a restaurant in the 500-block of Pandora Avenue with a large wooden pole. The suspect fled the scene. Officers located and arrested the man in the 500-block of Yates Street.
At the time of this release, officers have identified 14 locations that the suspect damaged including: the 1700-block of Cook Street, the 1500-block of Cook Street, the 600-block of View Street, two locations in the 1100-block of Blanshard Street, the 700-block of Broughton Street, the 600-block of Courtney Street, three locations in the 1200-block of Broad Street, the 600-block of Yates Street, the 500-block of Pandora Avenue, the 1400-block of Store Street, and the 700-block of Fort Street.
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