Stabbing at New Year’s house party in Saanich

Saanich police are seeking suspects behind a stabbing on New Year’s Day that sent one man to hospital with life threatening injuries.

Saanich police are seeking suspects behind a violent stabbing on New Year’s Day that sent one man to hospital with life threatening injuries.

Officers responded at 4 a.m. Jan. 1 to a house party in the 400-block of Boleskine Rd. and found two injured males amid a chaotic scene.

One 25-year-old resident received a laceration to his head inside the home. He was treated and released the same day from Royal Jubilee hospital.

A second male, age 23, followed and confronted the attackers near Davidson Avenue, and received a serious wound to his torso, possibly piercing several organs. He was in surgery on Jan. 1 and remains in intensive care, according to police.

Saanich police Sgt. Chris Horsley said that given the number of intoxicated witnesses and the fact that many people were fleeing from the house as police arrived, getting reliable information on the suspects has proven difficult.

It remains unclear if the suspects, thought to be two or three young males, were attending the house party or were walking by and engaged in an altercation with people at the home. Investigators are speaking with cab drivers picking up from the house and to neighbours, and executed a search warrant in the house Tuesday evening.

The house party wasn’t out of control and didn’t draw noise complaints, Horsley said, but about 30 people fled the area after police started arriving.

“It was a typical chaotic scene,” Horsley said. “There’s not a lot of co-operation from those at the party. We don’t know what precipitated the assault.”

A police dog tracked the suspects to Harriet and the Trans-Canada Highway near Uptown, but lost the scent.

Investigators are still interviewing witnesses. Anyone with information can call Saanich police at 250-475-4321.

editor@saanichnews.com

 

Just Posted

Langford loses bid to host Amazon HQ2

Mayor hopes to attract more tech jobs to city

Woodwynn Farms to be shut down and sold

The rehabilitation program at Woodwynn Farms is being shut down. According to… Continue reading

Pedestrian in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck in View Royal

Incident closed Island Highway for several hours Wednesday night

Tenants sought for Metchosin elementary school

Cushman Wakefield Ltd. Victoria will be responsible for leasing the space

Monster trucks invade Victoria

Traxxas Monster Truck Tour stops at Save-On Foods Memorial Centre this weekend

WestJet appeals lost bid to scrap harassment lawsuit

Airline argues judge was wrong to have dismissed the company’s application to strike the legal action

Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here’s how

Secretary of homeland security explains a new policy that let’s border guards check phones

‘Beautiful writer’ Nancy Richler dies of cancer in Vancouver hospital

Montreal-born author spent most of her adult life in B.C. as a fiction writer and novelist

Jury convicts spear-wielding Duncan man in 2015 Ladysmith RV park murder

Trever George Meers used a handmade spear to stab Rayna Johnson at the Campers Corners RV Park

Students frustrated by UBCO response to harassment allegations

Students on the Kelowna campus were unaware of resources and worried about lack of communication

Opinion: Dare to be smarter

Just say no works for more than just substance abuse

‘Sing Me a Song’ about B.C. for a chance at $1,000 contest prize

Entries due by March 30 for lieutenant-governor’s British Columbia-themed competition

Facing reality of death, B.C. man learns real meaning of life

Even while preparing for the end, something inside Keven Drews won’t let him stop living

Most Read