Second 'Warrant Wedneday' nets 27 arrests for Victoria police

A crackdown on people with warrants out for their arrest led to 27 arrests in a single day for Victoria police.

It was the second Warrant Wednesday for the department, and led to arrests for offences including sexual assault, sexual interference involving a youth, assault causing bodily harm, breaking-and-entering and driving while prohibited.

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Const. Cam MacIntyre said Warrant Wednesday was first tried in January with similar success.

“We’ll look to do it again, but probably not for a few months, given the significant amount of resources that it requires.”

He said that people with warrants are arrested daily in Victoria and Esquimalt, but Warrant Wednesday is more of a concerted effort.

“You’re always looking for ways to rally the troops, to get officers together and focused on a goal, and this is a great way of doing that.”

The effort was shared on Twitter and generated a positive response from the community, MacIntyre said.

Anyone with information about someone who is wanted is asked to call Victoria police at 250-995-7654, extension 1, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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