VicPD are seeking witnesses and possible video footage after an arrest on Monday in which saw two police officers and the suspect injured.
In a media release, VicPD says on Monday, March 29th shortly after 10 a.m., they were called to the area of Quadra and Courtney Streets for a report of a man breaking into parking meters and parking pay stations.
When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect fled the area on foot.
VicPD were able to catch up to the man near Quadra and Broughton Streets and attempted to take the man into custody.
Police say the suspect began to fight with officers after refusing their verbal commands.
Officers tased and pepper-sprayed the man, but both were ineffective. An ICS K9 team, including PSD Zender, were deployed and assisted in taking the suspect into custody.
The suspect, a Vancouver man, has been the subject of nine additional police calls in the previous three days.
He was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries then transported to hospital for a mental health assessment.
In addition, VicPD says he faces recommended charges of resisting arrest.
Two officers suffered minor injuries during the scuffle with the man but were able to complete their shifts.
Anyone with information or video from this incident is asked to contact the VicPD non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.