Taking a stab at love

VicPD investigate weekend knife fights over love triangles

Victoria police had their hands full over the weekend responding to three separate knife fights in which men were arguing over women.

“The motive in all these appear to be ongoing conflicts that involve women in their lives,”

A 51-year-old Victoria man was arrested Friday afternoon after police say he threatened two people with a kitchen knife at the Scotsman Motel at 490 Gorge Rd. East earlier that day around 11:30 a.m.

Donald Beesley has been charged with assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

That night, just after 10:30 p.m., two men were arrested at a home in the 2700-block of Fifth St.

The 39-year-old male occupant was arrested for assault causing bodily harm after investigators say he stabbed a 37-year-old Victoria man. The stabbing victim was also arrested for allegedly breaking into the home and assaulting the resident.

“It was over a woman,” Russell said, adding he did not have an update on the younger man’s medical condition. The men were released on promises to appear in court on April 12.

In the third love triangle gone wrong, police are searching for a 31-year-old Victoria man after a 27-year-old man was stabbed in the back outside the McDonald’s restaurant at Douglas and View streets on Saturday, just after 10 p.m.

The victim was taken to hospital and released a short time later.

The suspect’s identity is being withheld until Crown counsel approves criminal charges.



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