Victoria police say a man accused of damaging vehicles at an anti-vaccine mandate protest held at the B.C. Legislature over the weekend has turned himself in to be arrested.
Police say during the protest, Public Safety Unit officers were approached by people who said they saw the man damaging multiple vehicles in a parking lot at 481 Kingston St. Investigators later released a photo in hopes the public could help locate him.
VicPD received several tips with information about the suspect, and were also contacted by a man who identified himself as the person in the photograph.
He turned himself in to police Wednesday and is now facing charges including three counts of mischief under $5,000 and released with a future court date.
Police have not said whether the man was at the legislature protesting B.C. vaccine mandates, or whether he was with a group of counter-protesters also present Saturday.
“Large crowds gathered in the area, including groups opposed to each other. Officers worked to keep the peace between these groups,” Victoria police said in a release.
Police say the incident remains under investigation and are asking anyone with information to contact them at 250-995-7645 extension 1, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.