Victoria police worked to arrest as many people with active warrants as possible during #VicPDWarrantWednesday May 12. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police worked to arrest as many people with active warrants as possible during #VicPDWarrantWednesday May 12. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria policemake over 25 arrests during #VicPDWarrantWednesday

Officers were working to locate people with active arrest warrants

Victoria police officers made 27 arrests as they were nabbing as many people with active warrants as possible during their #VicPDWarrantWednesday enforcement project May 12.

The crimes ranged from smaller ones, such as failing to appear in court and possession of counterfeit money, to more serious infractions like assault with a weapon.

Officers arrested a 38-year-old man at a supportive housing facility in the 800-block of Johnson Street who, among other offences, was wanted possessing and manufacturing an explosive device.

Some of the arrests were related to people wanted for assault, including: a 29-year-old man wanted for assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, a 23-year-old man wanted for two counts of sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault, a 25-year-old woman wanted for assault and a 28-year-old man for breach of probation stemming from an assault causing bodily harm.

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Police re-arrested a man who had been held in custody Tuesday night before being released Wednesday morning. His initial warrants were for assault, carrying a concealed weapon, uttering threats and breaching release orders. On Wednesday, he was arrested again – while still in VicPD cells – for failing to appear in court and breach of conditions.

Several had to do with damaging property. One man was arrested for the smashing the window of a Government Street business and another had “ripped the tills” off the counter of a Douglas Street gas station. Two people were arrested for damaging vehicles, including woman who smashed a vehicle’s window with a metal baton and a man who smashed a taillight with a shovel.

A 27-year-old was arrested in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue for several warrants, including assault, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats, breach of undertaking and theft.

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A 39-year-old man who threatened a woman who was walking her dog and, in a separate incident, randomly punched a youth was also arrested. Another man caught was wanted on two counts of uttering threats.

Other arrests included warrants related to mischief, driving offences and more.

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