Police Beat

There has been a rash of vehicle break-ins in the Broomhill and Sunriver areas, happening both during the day and at night.

Since mid-January, 18 vehicles have been broken into and a number of items stolen. Another 10 vehicles were damaged with nothing stolen.

In one instance, the thief used the garage opener from inside a car to steal meat and liquor from inside the residence.

Citizens are advised to park their vehicles in their garages if possible, keep their car doors locked, and keep all valuables out of cars. IPods, iPhones and small change are especially enticing.

Be aware of strangers lurking in your neighbourhood. If you see someone suspicious, call the Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241. If you witness a break-in unfolding, call 911. Do NOT interfere. If your vehicle has been broken in to, call the RCMP. They may be able to take fingerprints or obtain other evidence from the scene.

The local RCMP suspect is that it may be a prolific offender who has returned to Sooke.

Feb. 2

At 10:30 p.m. the Sooke RCMP received a call that a 28-year-old woman had gone missing from  the 2900 block of Otter Point Rd. She left the house wearing only light indoor clothes (top, pants and shoes). She was acting erratically, and it was believed she went into the woods behind the house.

Shortly afterwards, the RCMP received a 911 call from the same woman, saying she was being chased. Responders followed her down a ravine. When she attempted to cross a river, the RCMP had to assist. The officer who went in after her was waste-deep in water.

She was later treated in the hospital and released. It is suspected that her distressed condition was drug-induced. No charges were laid.

If you have any information about a crime that’s been committed… Call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line….1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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