VicPD Cruiser Downtown

A VicPD officer suffered non-life threatening injuries after being head-butted during an arrest Tuesday morning.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on September 14th, VicPD officers were called to the parking lot of a multi-unit temporary housing facility in the 3000-block of Douglas Street for a report of a man kicking the building and smashing glass bottles on the ground outside.

The suspect fled the area on his bicycle before officers arrived.

Officers pursued the man and he was located twice by officers, but he fled on his bike each time.

An Integrated Canine Service (ICS) officer eventually located and arrested the suspect in the 2900-block of Jutland Road after a foot pursuit and a struggle on the ground.

The suspect resisted arrest and additional officers helped to take him into custody.

Officers searched the man at which the suspect proceeded to head-butt the ICS officer and spit towards another officer, narrowly missing them, while yelling that he was infected with COVID-19.

The officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was then transported to cells at VicPD where he was later released with a court date. He will face recommended charges of obstructing a peace officer and assaulting a peace officer.

If you or anyone you know has any information on the incident VicPD ask you to call (250) 995-7654.

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