Repeat offender wanted by Victoria police has been arrested

William Watts is wanted across British Columbia for breaching his release order, Victoria police said on March 24, 2023. Handout/Victoria Police Department

A wanted man who was arrested in Port Alberni in March was arrested again on April 4 in Port Alberni, Victoria police said on April 6.

William Watts was wanted for breaching a release order. It was the second time the 49-year-old repeat offender was the subject of a province-wide arrest warrant this year.

Port Alberni RCMP arrested Watts on March 8 after he breached a release order on Jan. 30.

According to Victoria police, he has multiple robbery convictions and was considered at “high-risk to reoffend.” A March 24 news releases urged the public not to approach him, but call 911 if he was seen.

Watts is described as five feet, 10 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes. He has a muscular build and weighs about 200 pounds.

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