Teens out for a drive, in stolen truck, with a machete

Saanich police attempted to pull over a 1985 GMC pickup early Tuesday for driving without headlights, when it sped off.

Saanich police attempted to pull over a 1985 GMC pickup early Tuesday for driving without headlights, when it sped off.

Officers followed the truck around 2:45 a.m. down Quadra Street at a distance, pursuing it from Tattersall Drive to McKenzie Avenue, where the vehicle broke down.

Two Langford residents – an 18-year-old male and a 17-year-old female – were inside, along with a machete tucked between the two front seats.

“They had no explanation for (why they were carrying) that,” said Saanich police public information officer Sgt. Steve Eassie.

Officers quickly determined that the truck had been stolen from Peatt Road in Langford.

Police arrested the pair, and learned both are on court conditions to not possess weapons or be in contact with one another.

Eassie says the teens both face possession of stolen property, possession of a stolen vehicle, weapons and breach charges.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

 

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