Officer Bitten by Woman

On April 30th, at about 5:30pm, officers were called to investigate what was reported as a domestic situation in a vehicle near Douglas Street and McKenzie ave. Unfortunately, the vehicle departed the area prior to police arrival.

The vehicle was later tracked to a residence in the 1000 block of Tulip ave as the domestic issues continued. When police arrived, damage had been done to the vehicle and the female reported an assault. Both the boyfriend and girlfriend were taken into custody.

The woman, a 32 year old Victoria resident, was arrested for mischief related offences, having caused damage to the vehicle. The male, a 51 year old Saanich resident, was arrested for assault related offences. Both were returned to the Saanich Police headquarters.

While the female was in an interview room, the arresting officer entered to provide a telephone to access legal counsel. The door was open and the women attempted to escape the room past the officer. She was restrained and a struggle ensued.

During the struggle the officer was bitten on the upper arm. The bite caused bruising, broken blood vessels and scraping of the skin. The officer required first-aid to clean and treat the wound.

The woman was re-arrested and charges of Assaulting a Peace Officer were added. Both suspects were released on a Promise to Appear in court with conditions placed upon their behaviour.

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