New year begins with a theft and a stabbing

SEAPARC in Sooke was the scene of a break and enter

  • Jan. 2, 2015 3:00 p.m.

On New Year’s Day, at just after 4 a.m., the SEAPARC Leisure Complex on Phillips Road was broken into and an ATM was compromised and money stolen. There was extensive damage to the multi-purpose room doors, said RCMP. A spokesperson for SEAPARC stated the thieves had tools with them and had left them behind, after extensively damaging the ATM.

“We were a bit shocked ourselves,” said Program Services Manager Colleen Hoglund.

S/Sgt. Jeff McArthur said there are no suspects at this time and they are continuing to investigate the theft and break and enter.

“There was some level of sophistication,” said McArthur.

In another incident in Sooke, on New Year’s Eve, December 31, at 10 p.m., Sooke RCMP received a call of a stabbing at a residence on Grant Road. Upon arrival, police located the victim, a 34-year-old Sooke male, suffering a deep wound to the hand. Arrested for Assault with a Weapon, was the victim’s common-law spouse, a 47-year-old Sooke female. The victim was treated and released from hospital, and was subsequently arrested for uttering threats towards a police officer during the incident and lodged in Sooke Detachment cells. The matter continues to be investigated by the Sooke RCMP with assistance from the Regional Domestic Violence Unit,

“As is the case with the vast majority of domestic violence cases, alcohol was involved,” stated S/Sgt. Jeff McArthur.

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