One man was arrested Thursday morning after a crime spree that included smashing several local businesses’ windows, an assault on a City of Victoria staff member, and the assault of a police officer.

According to VicPD, the suspect, bloodied for an unknown reason, began the spree around 4:30 a.m. on February 11th in Centennial Square, where he first assaulted a City of Victoria staff member – wiping blood on their back.

The suspect then left Centennial Square and proceeded to the 500-block of Johnson Street, where he smashed the window of a business and caused significant damage to a parked vehicle.

Officers located the suspect in the 1300-block of Government Street, where he had smashed the windows of two more businesses.

The suspect refused to surrender to police, physically resisted arrest, and assaulted an officer.

Police then tased the man and took him into custody.

Both the officer and suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

VicPD states that the man could face charges of assault, assault on a police officer, three counts of mischief under $5,000, and one count of mischief over $5,000.

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