VicPD arrest man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

VicPD arrest man wanted on Canada-wide warrant
Nicholas Pescod/CHEK News

Friday evening, shortly after 5:30 p.m. Victoria Police officers arrested a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.

In a release on Thursday, VicPD said Christopher Gaudet was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for suspension of statutory release.

Gaudet is serving a federal sentence for possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order, kidnapping while using a firearm, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Gaudet was found by VicPD officers in the 1900-block of Ashgrove Street in a multi-unit residential building.

He fled and was found by members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team near Shakespeare Street and Gladstone Avenue.

The team used a “loud distraction device” during the arrest.

Gaudet remains in custody, according to VicPD.


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