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Police Beat - July 30, 2014

Michael James McCormick - Handout
Michael James McCormick
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Stolen property recovered

 

Sooke RCMP responded to a report of a prowler and suspicious vehicle in a residential area of Sooke, on  Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at  04:49 a.m.. A pickup truck was located and investigators determined it was stolen from Saanich approximately a week ago.

The occupants were arrested for Possession of Stolen Property, and taken to Sooke RCMP cells. The truck was loaded with stolen property which included three mountain bikes, a motorcycle, a chainsaw, and abundant cellular telephones and other electronic items.

Also located in backpack in the truck were two replica handguns.

A quantity of methamphetamine was located, as well as methamphetamine-use paraphernalia.  It appears that the pair were actively involved in theft to sustain their methamphetamine addiction.

Photographs of the stolen property which has not yet been traced back to a legal owner will be placed on the Sooke Detachment page of the RCMP website, on July 25, 2014. (http://sooke.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca).

Arrested are a 31-year-old male and a 22-year-old female both from Victoria. Both remain in police custody and are will appear before a judicial justice this evening.

 

No updates on homicide

As of press time there are no new developments on the Pamella Dyer homicide.

Her son, Michael James McCormick, 36, has appeared in court under charges unrelated to the homicide. He was brought up on charges of uttering threats against his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend.

Pamella Dyer, 64, was found dead in her home on July 20.

McCormick is said to have suffered from mental health and addiction issues and police had been called to Dyer’s home on French Road a number of times.

Dyer was a long time bar manager at the Sooke Legion and retired a few years ago.

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