VicPD cruiser
(courtesy VicPD)

A man wanted in Alberta was arrested by VicPD on the weekend for a series of break and enters.

Around 10 a.m Sunday, VicPD officers responded to a report of an attempted break and enter at a home in the 1700-block of Oak Shade Lane.

The homeowner reported that he was confronted by a man armed with an axe.

The suspect fled the scene, but with a description, officers began searching the area.

Soon after, reports came in from other residents that the man was running through yards, attempting to gain access into other homes.

He entered a residence in the 1800-block of Richardson Street.

When officers arrived at the Richardson Street residence, a woman fled the building announcing that the man was inside.

Officers approached and with the assistance of ICS K9, were able to call the man out and take him into custody without further incident.

According to reports, the man had entered other residences in the area and had reportedly stolen several items, including prescription medication.

Upon further investigation, officers learned the suspect traveled to Victoria from Alberta and was sheltering in Beacon Hill Park.

The man is wanted on warrants in Alberta.

Officers warn there is a possibility he committed multiple break and enters along the way from Beacon Hill Park through the Rockland area.

Residents are asked to check their residences and outbuildings and report encounters or thefts to VicPD at (250) 995-7654.

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