News

Man arrested in motorbike hit-and-run with Victoria cop

A motorcyclist makes a getaway after clipping at Victoria police officer at the intersection of Tyee Road and Bay Street. The man is now in custody. - Courtesy of Victoria Police Department
A motorcyclist makes a getaway after clipping at Victoria police officer at the intersection of Tyee Road and Bay Street. The man is now in custody.
— image credit: Courtesy of Victoria Police Department

Victoria police have arrested a man believed to have injured a traffic officer before making a getaway Thursday afternoon.

VicPD officers were conducting traffic checks on the west side of the Bay Street Bridge yesterday when a motorcyclist began making his way along the shoulder of the bridge.

When officers attempted to flag the man down, he blew past them, clipping a VicPD officer in the process. Police recorded the motorbike's licence plate, but discovered both the motorcycle and non-matching licence plate were stolen.

"A possible suspect was identified and he was eventually located in a residence in the 700-block of Cairn Road in Esquimalt," said Const. Mike Russell. The motorcycle believed used in the hit-and-run was located several hours earlier in the 700-block of Lampson St.

Police scoured the area and discovered a helmet hidden in a garbage can, believed to be the same one worn by the suspect. A search warrant was also executed on the apartment where the suspect was located, where more evidence was seized, Russell said.

The suspect is scheduled for a tele-bail hearing later today, and could face numerous charges as the investigation continues.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

UPDATED: Physiotherapist guilty of assaults on eight female patients
 
Sooke Fire Department kept busy in the month of October
 
Bearing witness through a work of art
Feeding the hungry
 
Youth has a new voice on Qualicum school board
 
Winterfest popular in Parksville
Eleventh-hour effort pushes Dakova on to new council’s plate
 
Driver of white sedan wanted by Mounties
 
Quinn-tessential Bachand

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.