Sooke man linked to stolen vehicles

Nineteen-year-old arrested by Central Saanich police

A Sunday drive in Central Saanich ended in arrest for a Sooke man.

Central Saanich Police Service and Sidney North Saanich RCMP arrested a man driving a stolen vehicle near Brentwood Bay around 12:45 p.m. on Nov. 27.

The tale started early that day.

Around 3 a.m. witnesses reported a suspicious person and vehicle near Old East and West Saanich roads. When officers arrived, the man was gone and the vehicle was towed. The next call came around 5 a.m. for a car in the ditch in the 900-block of Stelly’s X Rd. Both vehicles were later reported stolen.

At 9:30 Central Saanich police got a call about a smashed window in a car parked near the intersection of Stelly’s X and West Saanich roads. Soon, a suspect came to light and around noon police were alerted he was in a business near Wallace Drive and West Saanich Road. When police arrived the man ran.

Central Saanich Police Service and Sidney North Saanich RCMP contained the area and called out a Victoria police service dog. Meanwhile, a resident reported to police that his van had just been stolen. The details of the van were broadcast to police and the van was seen by an RCMP officer helping with the containment.

The officer stopped the van and a 19-year-old Sooke man was arrested. Possession of stolen property charges are pending and the driver is also under investigation for other incidents overnight. Anyone with any information on these events can contact the Central Saanich police at 250-652-4441.

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