Saanich Police arrested a man Wednesday night who was the subject of a Canada-wide warrant.
During a traffic stop in the area of Burnside Road and Tillicum Road, Saanich Police officers located 30-year-old Jesse Goodale, originally from Nanaimo, who was a passenger in the vehicle.
Police say Goodale was taken into custody without incident.
Our officers located and arrested Goodale last night after conducting a traffic stop with a vehicle in the area of Burnside Rd W and Tillicum Rd. Goodale was a passenger and was taken into custody without incident. #Saanich #yyj #workingtogether https://t.co/rDnLj1D8Fe
— Saanich Police (@SaanichPolice) February 18, 2021
Nanaimo RCMP first issued an alert regarding the warrant for Goodale on Feb. 11, saying he was released from a federal penitentiary last month after serving the majority of his sentence for aggravated assault.
Upon his release, Goodale was court-ordered to reside at the Salvation Army in Victoria. RCMP said on Feb. 10, he did not return and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Nanaimo RCMP warned Goodale should be considered violent.
Victoria Police also issued an alert on Feb.16.
Police say Goodale has a lengthy history of criminal convictions for property crime, firearms possession, as well as drug and violent offences.