Victoria police arrested a man Tuesday after he reportedly smashed a sledgehammer into a City of Victoria Parks truck and fled into Beacon Hill Park on his bike. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police arrested a man Tuesday after he reportedly smashed a sledgehammer into a City of Victoria Parks truck and fled into Beacon Hill Park on his bike. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after sledgehammer smashed into Victoria city truck

Suspect released with a court date

A Victoria bylaw officer was quick to call police Tuesday morning after a man reportedly smashed a sledgehammer into the city truck they were seated inside.

When police arrived at 10:20 a.m., the man had already fled on a bike into Beacon Hill Park, but officers were able to locate and arrest him a short time later without incident. There were no injuries and the man was released with a court date.

Anyone with information can contact the VicPD report desk at 250-995-7654, extension 1, or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Editor’s Note: In its original statement, VicPD stated that the vehicle was a bylaw truck. It was, in fact, a parks truck.

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