West Shore RCMP news in brief

Thefts and possible vandalism keep police busy on the West Shore

Driver loses car after boulder mishap

A 37-year-old Langford man crashed his Chevrolet Malibu across the road from 2859 Florence Lake Rd. just after midnight on Sunday. The vehicle struck several large boulders and became stuck. RCMP were able to free the demolished vehicle.

A malfunction with the roadside screening device prevented officers from obtaining accurate blood alcohol readings, but they served the driver with a 24-hour suspension. The driver suffered no injuries.

Burglary interrupted by nearby neighbour

An alert neighbour likely halted an attempted burglary-in-progress at an orthodontist’s office in the 2700 block of Peatt Rd. at approximately 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

The neighbour called police after hearing suspicious noises from the unit below. RCMP found a window ajar and immediately searched the building, but found no one.

Pry marks were found near the window lock and on the front door. The owner confirmed nothing was missing.

Motor removed from boat for sale

An auxiliary Mercury 9.9 HP boat engine was stolen from the 2800 block of Sooke Rd. sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

The motor, valued at an estimated $4,500, was attached to a boat listed for sale and parked on the street. The lock and cable securing the motor were cut.

Vandals shatter Jeep’s back window

The rear window of a Jeep Liberty parked on the 3000 block of Glen Lake Rd. was smashed on Sunday. The incident occurred sometime between 4:30 and 8:45 p.m.

Anyone who may have witnessed this theft or who has any information on any of the above incidents is urged to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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