Nanaimo Mounties capture assault suspect from Langford

NANAIMO – Langford man suspected of assault and impaired driving arrested in Nanaimo.

A man from Langford kept Nanaimo and West Shore Mounties busy Wednesday.

A concerned citizen called West Shore RCMP at about 8:30 a.m. to report that a man left an apartment building in Langford after allegedly admitting he spent the night drinking and smoking marijuana. Police were searching for the suspect’s black BMW car when they received a second complaint at 9:15 a.m. about a man ransacking a home in Metchosin.

The suspect left the residence and was on his way out of Metchosin when police got a third call. This time the suspect allegedly stopped to assault a man, during which he said he was on his way to kill someone.

At close to 11:30 a.m., police took a fourth call from someone who said the suspect was driving up Island to harm someone in Nanaimo. That prompted a call to Nanaimo detachment which had just received a call about an erratic driver in a black BMW matching the one the suspect from Langford was driving.

Nanaimo Mounties caught up with the 23-year-old Langford resident, who was described as confrontational with police and, once inside a patrol car, kicked out its rear side window, said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman.

The suspect’s vehicle was also impounded.

The suspect  appeared in Nanaimo provincial court Thursday and transported back to West Shore to appear in Western Communities provincial court to face charges recommended by West Shore RCMP that include uttering threats, mischief and assault.