Oak Bay Police found more than they were expecting after stopping a cyclist early Sunday morning.
A man riding a black BMX bicycle was stopped by Oak Bay PD around midnight Sunday after an officer saw he wasn’t wearing a helmet or had lights on his bike, according to police.
They say the man had two large sports bags on the handlebars and was also dressed in a dark hoodie pulled over his head with his mouth and nose covered by a bandana.
Police say the man gave a false name after being stopped and then attempted to flee. The man was arrested for two outstanding warrants and breaching seven conditions on his probation order, according to police.
A search of the man after the arrest led to officers finding a 26-inch sword down his pants, break and enter tools and a debit card that didn’t belong to him, according to Oak Bay PD. Police also believe the bike may have been stolen.
The 26-year-old faces recommended charges of possession of a controlled substance (suspected to be methamphetamine), possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon, obstruction, possession of break and enter tools and possession of property obtained by crime, according to police.
Police say the man was held in custody for morning court.