Nudists nabbed in river-rinse romp

Police Beat

  • Apr. 13, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Eighty-seven calls for service were made to Sooke RCMP between March 30 and April 6.

 

Police responded to several April 4 reports of a man and woman jumping off the Sooke River bridge. The incident took place at about 6:30 p.m. The 40-year-old male and 26-year-old female, both naked and of no fixed address, were taken into custody and housed in cells overnight and had since been charged with mischief.

Staff Sergeant Wright indicated the act was quite disruptive as emergency personnel were unsure whether a suicide attempt or assault was involved. It also, obviously, was a major distraction to passing motorists.

 

Staff Sergeant Steve Wright disclosed that the driver in a March 31 MVA near Muir Creek in the Shirley District had since been charged with driving without due care and attention in regard to the incident in which a pickup truck had failed to negotiate a sharp left turn, then plunging down a hill just above the mouth of Muir Creek.

Some of the details in the Sooke News Mirror’s initial description of the incident, as it happens, were inaccurate – no one had actually been ejected from the vehicle, as described. The Sooke News Mirror apologizes for the mis-information.

The staff sergeant indicated that speed had been a major contributing factor in the incident.

A break-in occurred some time between March 30 and April 1 at a residential property in the 1900 block of Kaltasin Road. Nothing was reported missing but some damage was done to the premises. Entry had apparently been gained through the rear door of the residence.

 

On April 2 two males were arrested for spray painting graffiti on the marine boardwalk. A 19-year-old Sooke resident was charged under the Criminal Code of Canada. Police were also considering laying charges against a 17-year-old Sooke resident.

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