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Motorcycle, car accidents and thefts fill police blotter

July 23 -- 46-year-old Peter David Airth from Saanich crashed his motorcycle on Hwy. 14 east of the Sombrio Beach turnoff, and was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital where he died from injuries on July 28.

Airth was heading towards Sooke from Port Renfrew when witnesses heading in the opposite direction said they saw the bike sliding on the ground on a steep narrow switchback then ending up in a ditch.

Police do not suspect drugs or alcohol were a factor and the investigation is ongoing.

 

July 25 - August 1

 

Total calls for service: 111

 

Police arrested a 19-year-old View Royal man on July 25 who was driving a truck stolen from Connie Road containing items stolen from several cars on Gillespie Road that were broken into.

The man is charged with theft, possession of stolen property, breach of a conditional sentence order and possession of a break-in instrument.

Police believe the case is connected to two houses broken into on Gillespie and another stolen car at a nearby property.

The case is currently under investigation.

 

A suspect attempted to break into a house in Lannon Creek Estates on Blythwood Road on July 25 and fled after setting off an alarm. A nearby house was later broken into and items including a laptop and jewellery were stolen.

 

Several roadblocks were set up in Port Renfrew over B.C. Day long weekend that resulted in four immediate roadside suspensions, one drug seizure, and violation tickets for no insurance.

 

A car rolled over on Sooke Road near Cooper’s Cove on July 30 at 8 a.m. First responders arrived at the scene and the fire department rescued a woman trapped in her car who was taken to the hospital with undetermined injuries.

Drugs and alcohol are suspected to be a factor and criminal charges are pending. The matter is still under investigation.

 

On July 31 at 6 p.m. witnesses saw a man crash his car on Hwy. 14 east of Port Renfrew and called the police who suspect the driver was impaired. Officers showed up to find the man in an ambulance, who refused to submit to a breathalyzer test resulting in police issuing him an immediate 90-day  driving suspension.

The man will be appearing in court at a later date charged with refusal.

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