Victoria police on Monday morning arrested a man suspected of having destroyed a woman’s tent and attacked her with a hammer. (Photo from Black Press Media file)
Man destroys the Victoria woman’s tent and attacks her with a hammer
Suspect arrested, has more than 50 criminal convictions
A man suspected of destroying a woman’s tent and attacking her with a hammer was arrested by Victoria police on Monday.
At 9:45 am, officers were called to Irving Park on the 200 block of Menzies Street to report a loud argument. On the way, officials learned that the dispute had escalated and the man reportedly destroyed the woman’s tent with a baseball bat and then attacked her with a hammer.
The police found a suspect and arrested him without further incident. A woman was treated on site with non-life-threatening injuries.
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The suspect is a 48-year-old man with a long criminal record of more than 50 convictions. He has been detained and is charged with gun assault, parole violation, and violating a release order.
Police do not believe the incident was related to intimate partner violence, but they are still investigating.
Anyone with information can contact the VicPD Registration Desk at 250-995-7654 ext. 1 or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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