A man wanted on an outstanding unendorsed warrant, who was the subject of conditions not to be in City of Victoria parks, was arrested yesterday after a report that he set a fire within a tent in Beacon Hill Park.
According to a Victoria Police Department press release, officers received a report about a man who reportedly started a fire within a tent in Beacon Hill Park at around 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 3.
Firefighters managed to put out the fire and there was minimal damage and no one was injured.
Victoria police officers also attended the scene but were unable to locate the man, who they say was the subject of an unendorsed warrant for breach of probation and was also prohibited from being in any Victoria city park.
“These conditions stemmed from a July incident in which the man was reported to have uttered threats to a woman in Beacon Hill Park. The man was arrested a day after that incident and released on conditions, including a no-go to any park in the City of Victoria,” the release said.
Eventually, at around 12:30 p.m., officers located and arrested the man in the 1000-block of Sutlej Street, the release said.
The man, who was not identified, was transported to cells where he was held for a court appearance.