One woman in downtown Victoria enacted what seems like a police chase scene from a movie before eventually getting arrested.
At around 1 a.m. on February 6th, Victoria Police attended the 1300-block of Broad Street after an alarm went off at a business.
Officers arrived to find a woman who had broken into the business in question. When she saw police, she headed straight for the rooftop in an attempt to flee.
Seeing this, officers deployed a K9 unit to assist with the arrest.
After reaching the rooftop, the suspect continued her escapade by breaking into two separate suites in an apartment building in the 1300-block of Douglas Street.
She proceeded to pull a fire alarm and discharge a fire extinguisher before locking herself in the second suite she had broken into.
Several residents in the building had to be evacuated as a result, and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team was called.
“Negotiation attempts were unsuccessful, and GVERT officers took the woman into custody approximately four hours after the initial call for service,” says VicPD.
Police explain that reports of an explosion in the area were the result of a loud “distraction device” that was used during the arrest.
The woman was first taken to the hospital at her request, despite not having sustained any injuries. She was later released into police custody.
Officers are now recommending multiple charges of Break and Enter and Mischief. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.