The Nanaimo RCMP has issued multiple warrants for a 31-year-old “violent offender” who allegedly caused damage to a residence last Thursday.
Police are searching for Brian Sutherland, who has been reported to have broken the front door and smashed a window to a home in south Nanaimo.
According to an RCMP report, officers were called to the residence shortly after midnight on Thursday, Feb. 18 and spoke with the woman who was inside the home at the time of the incident.
She told investigators that Sutherland showed up and demanded to be allowed inside. The woman told police that when she refused, he repeatedly kicked at the front door and then threw a ceramic tile through a side window.
Following the incident and prior to police arriving, Sutherland was said to have fled the scene.
Officers brought along an RCMP Police Dog, but they were unable to establish a track.
Nanaimo RCMP says they’ve issued warrants for the 31-year-old for Uttering Threats and for Mischief.
The man is described as standing 5 ft. 7 and weighing approximately 180 pounds. Additionally, he has a tattoo of a death cross on his right forearm. Currently, Sutherland has no fixed address and police acknowledge that he should be considered violent.
RCMP says the attached photo was also taken recently.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brian Sutherland is being asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2021-5924.