West Shore RCMP's Crime Reduction Unit took four known suspects into custody over the last week.

West Shore RCMP take four offenders into custody

Police took four suspects, all of whom were previously known to police, into custody over the last week.

West Shore RCMP officers have taken four prolific offenders into custody over the past week.

On Oct. 18, the detachment’s Crime Reduction Unit arrested Layton Stearns of Langford for driving while prohibited and breach of recognizance.

According to detachment spokesperson Const. Alex Berube, Stearns, 32, is well known to police and was handed a six-month jail sentence, a fine and a two-year driving prohibition.

A day later, the Crime Reduction Unit took 25 year-old Dezmond White into custody after a brief foot chase in Esquimalt. White was wanted for driving while prohibited.

During a drug investigation on Oct. 20, RCMP arrested 30-year-old James Houston and 24-year-old Tyler Wardrope on multiple recommended criminal charges. The search yielded various amounts of narcotics, including what they believe is heroin, crack cocaine and a quantity of MDMA and prescription medication. Both men are well known to police and remain in custody.

“The Crime Reduction Unit proactively targets property crime offenders, prolific offenders, as well as [apprehending] people with outstanding arrest warrants,” stated detachment spokesperson Const. Alex Berube.

joel.tansey@goldstreamgazette.com

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