A Langford man wanted for threatening his ex-wife and children, was arrested with the assistance of the RCMP helicopter and a Police Dog Services team.
On July 7, 2021, at approximately 3:00 pm, members of the West Shore RCMP Drug and Organized Crime Unit and the Crime Reduction Unit were on duty when they observed a Langford man wanted on an arrest warrant for Uttering Threats.
The man, 33-year-old, Llo.yd Ro.binson was traveling on the Trans Canada Highway through Langford when the officer recognized him. Robins.on had been the subject of a police investigation earlier in May where police received a report of him threatening to kill his ex-partner and their children. This resulted in a warrant being issued for his arrest.
Officers redirected their efforts to capturing Rob.inson, who appeared to suspect police were following him on the highway. After speeding up, Robi.nson appeared to attempt to evade police by turning onto Finlayson Arm Road, continuing through the park. Officers from the West Shore Front Line, Municipal Traffic and the Police Dog Services team responded to the area to assist in locating Robinson.
The RCMP Air Services helicopter was in the area and was able to assist. The police helicopter team located the vehicle, and directed officers on the ground to the location. Cpl Lewis and PSD Halla, the West Shore RCMP Police Dog Services team, deployed and tracked Robinson through the bush, where he was located and taken into custody without further incident.
Located inside the vehicle were a replica handgun, multiple knives and bear spray. Officers also seized various larger quantities of substances believed to be cocaine, MDMA and cannabis, with approximately $3000 in Canadian currency.
Domestic violence takes many forms, and threats are consistent in the majority of abusive relationships, said Cst Meighan Massey, West Shore RCMP,
We remain committed to ensuring that all victims feel safe and supported in reporting to police, knowing their concerns are heard and acted upon.
If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic abuse, please reach out for help. If you are not ready to talk to the police, contact BC211, online or over the phone. They can connect you to a multitude of resources to assist you in getting to a safe place. If you need immediate help, call 911 or contact the West Shore RCMP at (250) 474-2264. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Cst. Meighan Massey
Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP