Saanich police identify suspect in Brydon Park assault

No charges sworn, no arrest made as of July 9

The man related to an alleged assault in Brydon Park on July 7 has been identified but no arrest has been made.

On July 9, Saanich police said a man involved in the incident around 4 p.m. on Tuesday had been identified by investigators.

According to police, the victim in the assault had been walking in the park when he confronted a man with a dog about the way he was treating his pet. According to police, the man with the dog then physically assaulted the victim before leaving the park, carrying the canine.

Witnesses told police that the man had gotten into a dark blue sedan and driven away, later returning to collect another dog.

READ ALSO: Saanich police looking to identify suspect in Brydon Park assault

“We would like to thank everyone in the community who came forward to provide information to assist in identifying the suspect,” said Const. Markus Anastasiades, public information officer for the Saanich Police Department, in a written statement. “Fortunately, the victim in this case did not sustain any serious injuries and it was very heartwarming to see the community rally around and support this person for speaking out against what they believed was the mistreatment of an animal.”

Citing no sworn charges or arrests, Anastasiades provided no further details about the suspect. He said the investigation is ongoing and police will share updates with the public when they’re available.


@devonscarlett
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

devon.bidal@saanichnews.com

District of Saanich

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich council seeks more information after hearing Uptown-Douglas plan

Council asks for further reports on economic, housing, transportation plans for corridor

One dead as fish boat sinks off southern Vancouver Island

Shawnigan Lake-registered Arctic Fox II went down off Cape Flattery, west of Victoria

Three active COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island

Since July 24, Central island has had five new cases, North one, South none

Victoria police seize replica handgun and bullets

Unrelated call leads police to functional replica

Alf Todd on a mission to fight Parkinson’s disease

Todd and group hope to raise $10,000 riding bikes to Port Alberni

Man arrested after stabbing incident at makeshift camp near Vancouver Island mall

RCMP in Parksville report 28-year-old man taken into custody without incident

Canucks ride momentum into NHL playoff series against defending Stanley Cup champs

PREVIEW: Vancouver opens against St. Louis on Wednesday

Man, 54, charged in connection with fatal attack of Red Deer doctor

Doctor was killed in his walk-in clinic on Monday

Landlord takes front door, windows after single B.C. mom late with rent

Maple Ridge mom gets help from community generosity and government

42 more people test positive for COVID-19 in B.C.

The province has recorded no new deaths in recent days

Joe Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

Harris and Biden plan to deliver remarks Wednesday in Wilmington

Lawsuit launched after Florida child handcuffed, booked and briefly jailed

Suit alleges “deliberate indifference” to what should have been handled as a behavioural issue

Russia approves vaccine, Putin hopes to begin mass production

Critic calls decision to proceed without thorough testing ‘dangerous and grossly immoral’

Most Read