The suspect in a glass-smashing spree in Victoria is believed to be the same man who stole a Victoria Harbour Ferry earlier this week.
Police say they were called at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning after a mischief spree had damaged several Victoria businesses.
They first responded to a multi-unit residential building in the 1700-block of Cook Street for a report of an alarm.
Officers arrived on the scene and found that the front window had been smashed by a rock. Over the next hour and a half, they also discovered several additional businesses with smashed windows.
Shortly before 2 a.m., VicPD was 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, but officers were able to locate and arrest him in the 500-block of Yates Street.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 14 different locations were identified in the suspect’s spree of destruction:
- 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
- the 700-block of Fort Street.
VicPD say there may be several additional locations damaged in the incident and would like to hear from anyone who has been impacted.
The suspect has been held to await a court appearance on multiple charges of mischief and breach of an undertaking.
Anyone with information about the incidents or who was the victim of property damage should call VicPD at (250) 995-7654, extension 1.
Those who wish to report information anonymously should call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.