Saanich officers injured in weekend scuffles

Suspects assaulted three Saanich police officers in two separate incidents early Saturday morning

Suspects assaulted three Saanich police officers in two separate incidents early Saturday morning, leaving one officer with significant tendon damage in his hand.

The first incident was reported after midnight in the 1000-block of Kenneth St. A house party had gotten out of hand, so the 24-year-old host called police to ask for help clearing nearly 100 people from the house.

Officers helped get many of the partiers onto the street, but several individuals ignored police requests to leave the area.

Officers arrested a 20-year-old man, a 22-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman. One of the two men resisted arrest and attempted to flee. He was handcuffed after a short foot pursuit. The arresting officer injured his hand during the arrest.

The second incident was reported around 4 a.m. Police attended the high Quadra area after reports of a man who was behaving aggressively and acting unusually.

The man was located and handcuffed, but police determined no charges would be laid. As he was being uncuffed he punched an officer in the face.

A second officer sustained scrapes on his face while attempted to regain control of the suspect. Neither officer was seriously injured. The 36-year-old suspect was taken to hospital for a mental health evaluation.

 

kslavin@saanichnews.com

 

 

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