Police say a man who was wanted for breaching his release order has been arrested.
William Watts, who had previously been subject to numerous robbery convictions and was deemed a risk to the public was wanted by police, Jan. 30.
In a press release early Wednesday morning, Victoria Police say they have located the man in Port Alberni and have carried out an arrest.
Original post follows.
Victoria police are searching for a high-risk man wanted on a B.C.-wide warrant.
William Watts, 49, is wanted for a breach of his release order and is considered to be at high risk of reoffending due to his previous convictions for robbery, according to VicPD.
In a news release, police describe Watts as an Indigenous man standing at 5’10” with a muscular build weighing around 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone who sees Watts is advised not to approach him and immediately call 911.
Those with information about his whereabouts can call the VicPD Report Desk at 250-995-7654 ext. 1, while anonymous tipsters can contact Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
William Watts is wanted BC-wide for a breach of his release order. He's 49, Indigenous, 5'10", 200lbs, black hair & brown eyes. He has numerous robbery convictions & is a risk to the public. If you see him, call 911. | https://t.co/v1JgsjCRvx #yyj pic.twitter.com/m56Ud5BZL1
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) January 31, 2023