Man arrested after vehicle windows smashed in Fernwood

Victoria police arrested a man suspected of smashing vehicle windows in Fernwood and threatening a witness.

Officers arrived to the area of Chambers and Grant streets, near Victoria High School, about 8:30 a.m. Monday.

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Several people had called 911 to report the man. Officers were told he had fled after threatening to stab someone who had seen what was happening.

Police were given a description by onlookers and were able to locate a suspect near Haultain Street and Avebury Avenue. He was seen throwing an object to the ground that turned out to be a knife.

The man is suspected of breaking windows of at least three vehicles and faces additional charges of breaking vehicles and windows at business in the downtown area and the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood.

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