Date: February 23, 2021

File: 21-4084

 

 

One person is in custody after removing an electronic monitoring bracelet.

On February 22, 2021, just before 9:30 pm Saanich Police were notified by BC Corrections that a suspect, who was bound by a court-ordered probation condition to wear a monitoring bracelet, had tampered with their device.

Officers attended a residence on Peto Court where they spoke to the suspect, who then refused to comply with directions, threatened officers with violence and retreated into the home. The suspect then turned violent and threw items at officers standing outside, including knives, scissors, and bear spray canisters. The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Unit assisted, and the suspect surrendered to police at 12:30 a.m. The damaged bracelet was recovered and neither police nor the suspect was physically injured in the incident.

The suspect is facing charges including two counts of failing to comply with a release order and one count of assaulting a police officer.

 

 

Cst. Markus Anastasiades #256

Public Information and Communications Officer

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