Sexual assault suspect is described as Caucasian

Police Beat, Nov. 6, 2013

The RCMP are seeking a suspect in a sexual assault

  • Nov. 5, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Sexual Assault

In the early morning of Nov. 1, a male broke into a lower-level town home on the 1900 block of Maple Avenue S. and sexually assaulted a female who was asleep at the time. The suspect entered through an unlocked sliding door on the ground level of the home and went upstairs to where the woman was sleeping.

The intruder was chased out of the house, and the police pursued with a canine unit from Saanich, but were unable to track the suspect.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 6’2, with a slim frame and a short black beard. Anyone with information on the suspect, or with a similar incident, can call the local RCMP detachment at 250-642-5241 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

The RCMP would like to remind the residents of Sooke to secure their homes. Also, they want to ensure the public that this does not appear to be serial sexual predator as there have been no other incidents reported.

On-going vehicle break-ins

There continue to be a series of vehicle break-ins, happening on Maple Avenue and Eustace Road, most of which are into vehicles that were left unlocked. Again, the reminder to lock your vehicles, and not to leave any valuables in plain sight. Any suspicious activities should be reported to the Sooke RCMP, at 250-642-5241

Dognappers

While much has been circulated by way of flyers and through social media about some people in a white van attempting to steal dogs from their cars, the RCMP had only one call on the matter. If you have experienced a similar incident, you can notify the RCMP and they will investigate further.

Deceased bear

On the morning of Oct. 23, a bear was struck by a vehicle in Saseenos. The RCMP showed up with rifles in case the bear was still alive and needed to be put out of its misery. However, the bear was already deceased; no shots were fired.

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