(Carmen Lamberg)

A Victoria man wanted for driving over a police cruiser and attempting to ram three others with his vehicle at the end of August has been caught by police.

Johnathan Pocetti was wanted on several outstanding warrants related to Central Saanich Police and VicPD investigations.

On August 31st, a Central Saanich police officer attempted to stop Pocetti’s at the Co-op gas station on West Saanich Road for a traffic violation.

Pocetti did not comply, instead driving over the hood of the police cruiser in his green 4×4 Dodge pick-up before pushing it aside and fleeing the scene. The officer was not injured.

A few days later, on the early morning of September 5th, Pocetti attempted to ram three people on foot with his vehicle on Dallas Road.

Pocetti then exited his vehicle and attempted to assault one of the individuals with a weapon, narrowly missing the person.

Just before 10 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22nd, the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) conducted a high-risk vehicle arrest using a distraction device at the intersection of Bay and Blanshard Streets.

Photos from the scene show a vehicle with its windows blown out and a large heavily armed police presence.

(Carmen Lamberg)

Pocetti was taken into custody without further incident.

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