The Comox Valley RCMP has arrested a man that was seen damaging a vehicle in Courtenay with an axe.
According to police, the incident took place at approximately 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, when officers received a report about a man damaging a vehicle that was parked in a parking lot.
The parking lot was located in the 700-block of Ryan Road in Courtenay.
Police responded to the area and were able to locate the man inside his own vehicle and arrest him without further incident.
Following the man’s arrest, Comox Valley RCMP say it is investigating similar incidents that could possibly be connected to the same suspect.
“He was safely arrested and will remain in custody pending a court appearance,” said Cst. Monika Terragni, Comox Valley RCMP Media Relations Officer. “We are currently investigating incidents in Courtenay, Port Alberni and Campbell River in which this man may have been involved,” she added.
On October 26, Comox Valley RCMP advised the public to be on the lookout for a blue 2013 Honda Civic after the occupant allegedly was seen damaging at least two other vehicles with an axe.
The vehicle the arrested man was driving is the same one the Comox Valley RCMP asked the public to be on the lookout for on October 26.
Anyone with information that has not had the opportunity to speak with police, is being asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321.