(.22 calibre Mossberg rifle / Saanich Police)

Saanich Police have arrested one man in connection with a violent home invasion that occurred in February.

On Sunday, March 15th at around 2:30 p.m, 911 received a disturbance call from a residential building in the 200 block of Hampton Road.

After arriving on scene, Saanich Police officers were speaking with three individuals on the ground level of the building, when K9 officer, Cst. Morin and his police service dog Grimm spotted two additional people flee out of the back door.

A 32-year-old man along with a 26-year-old woman were taken into custody by the K9 team, both for having a number of outstanding arrest warrants. 

The 32-year-old man was Tighson Laughren, who was also wanted in relation to a violent home invasion that happened on February 14th, and is being investigated by Victoria Police. 

Inside the apartment on Hampton Road, police found and seized a loaded .22 calibre Mossberg tactical-style long rifle which was lying on the floor, under the kitchen table.

At that time, the weapon was loaded with eleven .22 rounds and was ready to fire, with the safety off. 

Saanich Police are continuing to investigate the five individuals for firearm and drug offences, and Laughren was turned over to Victoria Police in relation to the February home invasion incident.