A Saanich Police officer was injured during a service call involving an intoxicated male in Gyro Park. (Black Press file photo)

Intoxicated man punches, kicks, threatens Saanich police officer

Officer injured in Gyro Park, Tuesday will be off work until he recovers

A Saanich Police officer was injured dealing with an intoxicated 35-year-old man in Gyro Park.

At 2 p.m. on Oct. 1, police received a call about a drunk man yelling at people in the park. Police say the first officer to arrive attempted to talk to the man, who became confrontational and punched the officer.

While calling for backup, the officer was also kicked and threatened by the intoxicated man.

Officers from the Saanich and Oak Bay police departments provided back up and took the man into custody. He is charged with Assaulting a Peace Officer and Uttering Threats and will be held in custody until he appears in court on Oct. 2.

The injured officer will be off work as per doctor’s orders.

“This call is a reminder of the unpredictability our officers face in policing,” said Det. Sgt. Damian Kowalewich of the Saanich Police Department. “We will ensure our member receives the appropriate resources for his recovery.”

READ ALSO: Missing Oak Bay woman found


@devonscarlett
devon.bidal@saanichnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Protesters block entrance to Victoria government building to support Wet’suwet’en First Nation

A letter with four demands was delivered to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Booms go up in Gorge Creek after hydrocarbon spill

The source of the spill is being investigated

Thief steals donation box, tip jar from Oak Bay businesses

Oak Bay Police Department looking for suspect

George Jay parents tired of dog poop left on school’s fields

Parents advocate for stronger fines, more signage in the neighbourhood

VIDEO: Greater Victoria mom shares ‘insane’ experience of viral dinosaur video

Tabitha Cooper filmed her costumed sons meeting their grandma at the Victoria International Airport

Boy, 13, arrested after alleged assault involving girl at B.C. middle school

Boy alleged to have used ‘inappropriate levels of force’ to injure the girl

Police suspect foul play in Cowichan Tribes death

Police are looking at foul play in relation to a death on… Continue reading

Hospital patient pleads guilty to dumbbell assault of nurse in Abbotsford

Neale Heath admits to assault causing bodily harm in attack last September

‘Epic sky palace’: B.C. businesses help create dream treehouse for boy recovering from cancer

‘It was kind of a bright shining beacon at the end of a horrible, dark tunnel’

VIDEO: Nickelback gears up for nostalgia tour

Canadian band joins Stone Temple Pilots for a summer tour that includes just one stop in Canada

B.C. teacher suspended for poking student in stomach, pulling another’s ponytail

Teacher also swore in classroom, used Facebook to contact students

Larry Walker Jr. and Sr. keeping expectations low for hall-of-fame induction

Walker needs 75 percent of votes in order to be inducted into Cooperstown

Gene Simmons to launch new Titans of Rock music festival in Grand Forks

The rock legend has partnered with Chuck Varabioff to run Titans of Rock in Grand Forks

Most Read