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UPDATE: City council candidate from Victoria arrested after BC-wide warrant issued

(Update: Sept. 22, 2022): Riga Godron, who was wanted on a British Columbia-wide warrant, has been arrested by Langley RCMP.

Godron, who is also a candidate for council in the upcoming municipal election in Victoria, was wanted on a warrant after failing to appear in court on sworn charges of obstructing a police officer, flight from police, and driving without due care and attention.

Police said the charges stem from an incident on July 1, 2022, in which officers had to leap out of the way of a vehicle that refused to stop.

The vehicle in the incident fled the scene and was boxed in by responding officers in the 600-block of Pandora Avenue, a short distance from where Canada Day celebrations were occurring.

The driver was pulled from the vehicle by officers and arrested.

Police noted that the charges have not been proven in court and Godron is considered innocent until proven guilty.

(Original story: Sept. 15, 2022):

Victoria Police are trying to locate a woman who is accused of being involved in an incident in July where an officer was almost hit by a driver.

Riga Godron, who is also a candidate for city council in Victoria, is wanted on a British Columbia-wide warrant.

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Godron is described as a 44-year-old Caucasian woman, standing five feet tall with a medium build, weighing about 161 lbs. She has black hair and green eyes.

Police said Godron faces sworn charges of obstructing a police officer, flight from police and driving without due care and attention after a July 1, 2022 incident in which officers had to leap out of the way of a vehicle that refused to stop.

The vehicle fled the scene and was boxed in by responding officers in the 600-block of Pandora Avenue, a short distance from where Canada Day celebrations were occurring.

The driver was pulled from the vehicle by officers and arrested.

Police noted that the charges have not been proven in court and Godron is considered innocent until proven guilty.

If you see Godron, do not approach her, and call 911.

If you have information about where Godron may be, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, extension 1.

To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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