Suspect arrested after he shares bus with victim

Saanich Police locate suspect from March 5 sexual assault near Uptown after he shares bus with victim

The suspect from a March 5 sexual assault near Uptown has been arrested after the two were sharing the same bus on Monday.

Shortly before 11 a.m., the victim was on a B.C. Transit bus when she recognized the suspect sitting at the back of the bus. She informed the driver of the incident and that the suspect was currently on the bus. The driver was able to contact Saanich Police and stop the bus until they arrived.

“The survivor of this incident is an incredibly brave woman.  She managed to talk about the incident, with the [bus] driver, in order for the suspect to be brought into custody,” acting Sgt. Jereme Leslie said. “Saanich Police would also like to thank B.C. Transit for their quick actions.”

A 33 year old Saanich man, who is known to police, was arrested. The accused will appear in court today with Saanich Police recommending one count of sexual assault.

The initial incident took place on March 5 at around 11:15 p.m. Police were contacted by a woman who stated she had been sexually assaulted in the area of Carey Road and Ravine Way. She had been walking in the area and was approached from behind by an unknown man.  He grabbed her arm and breast before he fled on foot towards Cadillac Avenue.

 

Just Posted

Police-run Youth for Change and Inclusion camp bids fond farewell to tireless directors

Founder Sgt. Paul Brookes has run camp empowering youth and creating leaders for 16 years

Canadians not afraid to take the plunge for the second time

Most will wait almost five years before remarrying

John Cleese sets fall date for Victoria return

June show sold out, comedic actor returns Nov. 4

Famed Syrian artist displays paintings created while living in refugee camps

Farid Abdulbaki’s ‘Between Two Worlds’ exhibit will be displayed May 24-26 in Victoria

Mighty Garage Sale offers boost to Metchosin groups

Metchosin Community Association holds annual sale on May 25 and 26

VIDEO: Horseshoe pitching association appeals to Greater Victora youngsters

Youth horseshoe pitching club offers fun for all ages, says GVHPA

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

B.C. ferry stops to let black bear swim past near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Mother dead, child in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Shuswap campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Montreal researchers create audible hockey puck for visually impaired players

Three years ago, Gilles Ouellet came up with the idea for a puck that makes a continuous sound

Most Read