Man accused of slashing 18 tires in Sidney

Bloody hands spark calls to Sidney North Saanich RCMP about man with knife

A bloody patron aroused suspicion in Sidney Sunday.

Sidney North Saanich RCMP were called to the corner of James White Boulevard and Seventh Street around 12:30 a.m. on March 25 after a man said he was threatened by someone with a knife. Around 1:15 police were called to a gas station nearby for a report of a man with blood on his hands.

Police found an intoxicated 20-year-old North Saanich man with minor injuries on his hands. They also recovered a knife with blood on it.

The man was on court conditions, including that he abstain from drinking alcohol and was arrested.

After investigation, police feel he was responsible for 18 tires being slashed on 10 vehicles in a nearby hotel parking lot and that’s how he sustained his injuries.

Witnesses said the suspect had also threatened an unknown man with the knife while standing with other people at the corner of Seventh and James White.

The victim is described as a man around 20 years old with light coloured hair and wearing a backpack. He may have a European accent. RCMP would like to speak to the man who was threatened.

Anyone else who witnessed the described events or knows the victim should contact Sidney North Saanich RCMP at 250-656-3931 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.