A man wanted on a nationwide warrant was arrested in Victoria last night, two weeks after VicPD issued a community alert about him.
A warrant had been issued for federal offender Travis Moore following the suspension of his statutory release. Moore is currently serving a 5-year sentence for convictions including break and enter, robbery, assault and assault causing bodily harm.
Moore had been sighted on Sunday by VicPD in Beacon Hill Park. He evaded officers by fleeing into bushes in the park.
On Tuesday, shortly after 7 p.m., officers were called to the 900-block of Yates Street for a reported sighting of Moore.
Upon arriving, officers spotted Moore, who fled on foot. After a short pursuit, officers were able to arrest him near Quadra and Yates streets.
Moore was transported to VicPD cells and held in custody. In a tweet, VicPD thanked the public and media for sharing the community alert and the tipster who notified police.