Earlier this week, RCMP reported multiple vehicles were damaged in the Comox Valley area by a man wielding an axe.
Comox Valley RCMP advised the public to be on the lookout for a vehicle with Nova Scotia plates.
In a press release today, October 28th, Comox Valley RCMP confirmed they have arrested a man in relation to the incidents after he damaged a third vehicle in Courtenay.
At 9:05 a.m. Thursday morning, Comox Valley RCMP officers received reports of a man damaging a vehicle with an axe in the parking lot on the 700-block of Ryan Road in Courtenay.
When officers arrived, they located the man inside his vehicle and were able to confirm it was the same vehicle they had asked the public to be on the lookout for.
“He was safely arrested and will remain in custody pending a court appearance,” said Constable Monika Terragni, Comox Valley RCMP Media Relations Officer.
The suspect is also believed to be the same man who walked into aTelus store last week and began tossing eggs in the direction of employees.
“We are currently investigating incidents in Courtenay, Port Alberni and Campbell River in which this man may have been involved,” Terrangi said.
The Comox Valley RCMP are asking anyone with information regarding these incidents to report it to (250) 338-1321.