Victoria police will be making numerous arrests throughout the day Jan. 27 as part of its #VicPDWarrantWednesday project. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria police will be making numerous arrests throughout the day Jan. 27 as part of its #VicPDWarrantWednesday project. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Numerous arrests today part of Victoria police #WarrantWednesday project

VicPD says arrests part of warrant enforcement project

Victoria police officers are making numerous arrests throughout the day today as part of a project they have dubbed #VicPDWarrantWednesday.

Tweeting at 8 a.m. Jan. 27, VicPD said “on any given day there are potentially dozens in our community wanted on active warrant arrests” and that officers are spending Wednesday hunting those individuals down.

As of 1:30 p.m., police have arrested eight individuals wanted on a range of warrants from break and enter to assault. Thanks to a tip from the public, the day began with the arrest of a killer and a robber who were wanted Canada-wide after failing to return to their community residential facilities Tuesday morning.

RELATED: Tips lead police to arrest convicted killer, robber near downtown Victoria

Shortly after 10 a.m., police tweeted that they arrested a 29-year-old man in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue, wanted for break and enter and breach of a release order. Half an hour later, a second 29-year-old was arrested, this one in the 1900-block of Bay Street for breaching court-ordered conditions related to a domestic assault file.

Police arrested a 52-year-old man shortly after 11 a.m. in the 800-block of Johnson Street, wanted for two counts of mischief for damaging property. Just before noon, officers arrested a youth in the 800-block of Esquimalt Road, wanted for failing to comply with court-ordered conditions related to an assault file.

VicPD announced its seventh arrest of the day at 12:01 p.m. after locating a 58-year-old woman, wanted for three counts of breaching a probation order related to possession of a knife for a dangerous purpose, in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue and taking her into custody.

Their latest arrest was in Beacon Hill Park after nabbing a 46-year-old man wanted for sexual interference involving a youth.

VicPD public affairs officer Cam MacIntyre said they intend to share many more throughout the day.

RELATED: Court-registered sex offender arrested for breach of parole in Langford


 

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