A man was arrested Wednesday night after reportedly yelling and hitting garbage cans while following a woman.
Shortly before 9 p.m. on March 31, police received a call from the woman who said she was in the area of Cook Street and Rockland Avenue. After calling 911, she ran from the man and found a bystander who accompanied her to safety.
Police arrived quickly and located a suspect in the area. A knife was found in the man’s possession, despite conditions of probation stemming from an assault file that banned him from having a weapon. In 2020, the man randomly struck a person in Victoria with a wooden stick.
He now faces recommended charges of breach of probation.
VicPD said it is aware of several recent, unrelated incidents where women have been targeted or attacked in Victoria and it is investigating all of them.
“If you feel unsafe or are confronted by someone, please call 911 and, if possible, go to a public place, like a store, restaurant or community centre where other people are also in attendance,” VicPD said.
Anyone with information can contact the VicPD report desk at 250-995-7654, ext. 1, or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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