West Shore RCMP arrest two in car reported stolen from Oak Bay

Two people face charges after a stop Wednesday that related to other crimes up Island

Two people face charges after a traffic stop connected to crimes in Oak Bay, Duncan and Chemainus.

Just before 10 a.m. last Wednesday (Dec. 12) West Shore RCMP received a call from a person concerned over the erratic driving of a grey Nissan heading southbound on the Trans Canada Highway.

It turned out the vehicle had been reported stolen the night before in Oak Bay.

The vehicle turned off the highway at Goldstream Park and police pulled it over on Falcon Heights Road.

Police arrested a 42-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman.

Further investigation found the suspects related to a business break-in in Duncan and a theft from a vehicle outside a restaurant in Chemainus. Stolen property was found in the vehicle.

“What a citizen reports as a less serious offence may be just the tip of a larger series of events,” said Staff Sgt. Danny Willis of West Shore RCMP.

The two people arrested face charges of theft over $5,000 and possession of stolen property. Further charges are expected from the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment.

 

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