West Shore crime briefs

Dumpster fire, bear spray assault, Pharmasave break-and-enter

Dumpster fire at Belmont

Langford Fire Rescue called West Shore RCMP to Belmont secondary school last Sunday at 11 a.m. to take a look at three garbage dumpsters that had been set on fire sometime earlier.

By the time firefighters arrived the dumpsters were smoldering, but all three were damaged beyond use and must be replaced. The dumpsters were far enough away from the school that there was no risk of spreading fire to the building.

“We’re hoping it’s not one of those grad pranks,” said RCMP Sgt. Max Fossum, “because that would be a pretty bad prank to do.”

Bear spray at bus exchange

Two female teens and one 20-year-old male were sprayed with bear mace and had an iPhone stolen at the bus exchange on Station Avenue on Friday, April 14 at about 11:30 p.m.

There were two other witnesses to the crime, but Fossum said that they were unfortunately too drunk at the time to be any good to RCMP. RCMP have no description of the suspect but believe his name is “John.”

Two of the three victims were taken to the hospital to treat the bear spray.

Break and enter at Pharmasave

On Sunday, April 15 at 6 a.m. RCMP responded to a break and enter at the Pharmasave Health Centre (Pacific) on Helmcken Road in View Royal. The door to the building had been smashed and the ATM machine inside the store had been pried open and pilfered.

Fossum could not say how much money had been stolen but said that RCMP are looking at video surveillance for suspects.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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