Canada-wide warrant issued for suspect after man held captive in Saanich

Blair Lesley Beaudry, 47, is considered dangerous and should not be approached or challenged if seen: Saanich police

  • Fri Dec 5th, 2014 7:00am
  • News

Blair Lesley Beaudry

Saanich police detectives are on the hunt for a “dangerous” man they believe was involved in holding another man against his will at a rooming house last month.

On Nov. 24, police coincidentally discovered a 30-year-old man escaping from a home in the 3800-block of Tillicum Rd.; the man claimed he’d been held against his will and assaulted for two days.

“During that time period, the victim was seriously assaulted and subjected to degrading acts,” said Sgt. Steve Eassie.

The victim’s bank card was used multiple times for purchases during this period.

Police are now appealing to the public for help locating Blair Lesley Beaudry, 47, in connection with the incident. Beaudry is aboriginal, about six feet tall and 255 pounds.

He is considered dangerous and should not be approached or challenged if seen. Instead, Eassie said, call Saanich police at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

James Colin Walker, 38, and Name Maya McKay, 45, are still in custody on charges of assault causing bodily harm and unlawful confinement. A third person, Kayla Lynn Cobane, 42, has also been arrested on charges of robbery, unlawful confinement, fraud and theft under $5,000.

editor@saanichnews.com