Victoria officers continue their search for a man with several outstanding warrants. These warrants involve a series of investigations relating to theft from and damage to short-term and roommate rental accommodations.
|Brandon Wildman is described as a 38-year-old Caucasian man with a thin build, standing five feet, ten inches tall. (VicPD handout)|
Brandon Wildman is described as a 38-year-old Caucasian man with a thin build, standing five-foot-10. Wildman is balding, but often shaves his head and sometimes has a trimmed moustache or beard.
Police say Wildman also continues to be a person of interest in ongoing investigations where short-term rental properties were damaged and items stolen. He is also the person of interest in several rental fraud investigations where it is believed that he rents short-term rentals, posts them online posing as the owner and then obtains damage deposits. Tenants are unaware that it is a scam until it is too late which results in the loss of money.
Police say Wildman’s aliases include:
– Hayden Davidon
– Brandon Lee
– David Howden
– Thomas Sommerville
– James Chu
– Chris Terrence
– James Hauden
– Christopher Townsend
– Bruno Deckland
– Eugene Tolbert
– Chris Terance
– Daryl Kingsmanp
Police ask anyone who sees Brandon Wildman to call 911. Anyone with information can call 250-995-7654, or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Police tips for those renting short-term properties or looking for roommates
Protect yourself by taking a few key steps when renting space:
· Do not rent your space to someone without meeting that person or, for those who use short-term rental services like AirBnB, only rent to approved, confirmed persons.
· For those renting to roommates – do not rent your space without receiving a damage deposit.
· Ensure your valuables are secured when renting your space to persons you do not know.