VicPD and Central Saanich PD are seeking the public’s help in locating wanted man Johnathan Pocetti.
Pocetti is wanted on several outstanding warrants related to ongoing investigations in both jurisdictions.
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 with his vehicle on Dallas Road.
The three friends were on foot when Pocetti attempted to hit them with his vehicle.
Pocetti then exited his vehicle and attempted to assault one of the individuals with a weapon, narrowly missing the person.
Pocetti fled the scene.
About an hour later, at about 5 a.m., a West Shore RCMP officer spotted the suspect’s vehicle in the Colwood area, near Royal Roads University, which sparked a large search of the area.
Johnathan Pocetti is described as a 28-year-old Caucasian man with short brown hair and brown eyes. He stands five feet, six inches tall, and weighs approximately 135 pounds.
Johnathan Pocetti is believed to be driving a 1999 green Dodge 2500 truck with British Columbia license plate KJ7200. There is no front license plate.
The vehicle may have been painted a matte white over a blue primer, which is visible near the wheel wells.
The vehicle may also possess a different aftermarket rear bumper, and the British Columbia license plate LH8986.
If you see Johnathan Pocetti, both VicPD and Central Saanich PD advise the public to call 911 and not approach.
If you have information about his whereabouts, you can call VicPD’s non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 or Central Saanich Police Service non-emergency line at (250) 652-4441.