Police Beat, Dec. 25

Police were kept busy and offer seasonal words of wisdom

  • Dec. 24, 2013 4:00 p.m.

Pellet shooter takes a break

There have been no recent pellet shots fired at Sooke buses. However, the case is still open and anyone with information is encouraged to phone the Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Vehicle collision

On December 11 around midnight, two vehicle collided on Sooke Road at Gillespie. One vehicle lost control and was speeding, and was struck by a second vehicle. There were minor injuries.


Serious domestic assault results in charges

On Thursday, December 12, there was a serious domestic assault that occurred in a residence on Kaltasin Road. It was called in at 6:50 p.m. The assault resulted with one victim requiring surgery. The perpetrator, Warren Michael Gudmundson, was arrested held in custody until his bail hearing on December 19. He was remanded in custody until December 30.


Between December 11 and 18, the RCMP have received 83 calls for service. Their seasonal roadblock program is already in full swing, and several roadside prohibitions have been issued.

On the giving end, Sooke’s RCMP proudly participated with the Firefighter’s Christmas run to raise money and gather food and toys for the Christmas Bureau.

Seasonal Words of Wisdom

• The RCMP recommend that if you go away over the holidays, leave a light on, and tell your neighbours. Any suspicious behaviour should be phoned in to the RCMP, 250-642-5241.

• When discarding your Christmas packaging, destroy those big boxes that say you’ve received a big screen TV or any other item of significant value. Putting them in plain sight before recycling day doubles as advertising for petty thieves.

• Take extra care and be sure that your vehicle is locked when parked.

• Lastly, plan your travel. If you are travelling on a ferry, avoid the panicked rush induced by congestion (often resulting in speeding and reckless driving) and make a reservation. If you plan on driving on roads in different geographical areas, be sure your vehicle has good winter tires and that your windshield wiper fluids are topped up.

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