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Victoria man arrested for taking ferry joyride detained — again — after glass-smashing spree

At least 14 buildings in Victoria had their windows broken early Wednesday morning.

Windows in at least 14 Victoria buildings were broken early Wednesday morning

Smashed glass in the storefront window of a business on Broad St. in Victoria, B.C. on Wednesday. (Michael Mcarthur/CBC)

The man who was arrested for taking a Victoria harbour ferry on a joyride Tuesday was arrested again — this time for allegedly smashing the windows of at least 14 different buildings early Wednesday morning. 

Victoria Police say they were first alerted to the glass-smashing spree after the alarm went off in an apartment on the 1700-block of Cook Street after midnight. Officers found the front door window shattered by a rock. 

Over the next hour and a half, officers found several other businesses with windows broken by rocks or other objects.

At 2 a.m., police received reports that a man was smashing windows with a large wooden pole at a restaurant on Pandora Avenue.

The damage took place during the early hours of Wednesday, Jan. 20. (Submitted by Victoria Police)

Though the suspect made a run for it, police were able to arrest him shortly after.

Police believe there could be other damaged buildings and ask anyone who may have been affected to report any damage.

The man was spotted around 2 a.m. on Pandora Avenue, and arrested shortly after. (Submitted by Victoria Police)
Workers put up boards on the windows of Swans Pub on Store Street in Victoria after they were smashed early Wednesday morning. (Michael Mcarthur/CBC)

Police say they are recommending charges of mischief and breach of an undertaking against the suspect, whose name has not been disclosed.

The investigation is ongoing.


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