Sooke RCMP are investigating a complaint of assault with a weapon. On April 9, 2014 at approximately 17:45 hours, a retired couple were walking their dog on the Galloping Goose trail near Manzer Road. A female was walking towards them and pulled out a can of pepper spray, and sprayed the couple.
This investigation has lead to the arrest of a 45-year-old resident of Sooke, now charged with two counts of Assault with a Weapon. She appeared before a Judicial Justice of the Peace and was released on Recognizance with conditions, including not to be found on the Galloping Goose trail.
The couple who were victimized in this attack have recovered with no sustained injuries.
Sooke Speed Watch:
The community of Sooke is well served by the detachment’s Speed Watch and Citizens on Patrol program. With regard to Speed Watch, many of us are accustomed to seeing the volunteers out with the radar operated sign alerting us to the speed we are travelling at. The volunteers provide this service in areas of concern, school zones, business areas, and spots with higher accident rates. One change residents may notice, starting this week, is the RCMP speed enforcement accompanying the Speed Watch volunteers. Those choosing not to take the free advice from Speed Watch to slow down, may wind up with a Violation ticket.