The ATM at SEAPARC was targetted by thieves

Police Beat, Jan 7, 2015

Some of the recent incidents that Sooke RCMP responded to

  • Jan. 7, 2015 2:00 p.m.

In the early hours of December 28th – the tires of 10 vehicles were slashed On Pyrite, Amethyst, Quartz, and Townsend Roads.  This investigation is ongoing but as of yet no arrests have been made.  RCMP did receive a tip that a male in a plaid jacket was seen slashing tires in this area – but this  information has not developed into a suspect being identified.

RCMP will be stepping up patrols in this area but are asking the public to be vigilant.  Investigators have determined there was a gathering in the Broomhill park that night – it is unknown if the suspect or suspects might have been at this gathering.

Anyone with information on this crime – is asked to contact the Sooke RCMP Detachment at 250-642-5241 or Crimestoppers at 1-800 -222-8477.

• On December 29th, at approximately 11:15 p.m. Sooke RCMP received a report of an altercation near the St. Rose of Lima Church on Townsend Road in Sooke.  Police responded and located a male victim of a stabbing a short ways from the scene – in his residence.

The victim – a 24 year old male from Sooke was transported to hospital with a non-life threatening stab wound to the lower back.

Police are actively investigating this incident.  It is not considered to be a random attack, and at this point in the investigation there is not believed to be any threat to the public from the suspect or suspects.

Anyone having any information about this incident is asked to call the Sooke Detachment RCMP at 250-642-5241 or Crimestoppers at 1800-222-8477.

• 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.

Break and Enter at SEAPARC

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.

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