*** The following media release has been forwarded by S/Sgt. Gary Schenk of the Regional Crime Unit***
The Regional Crime Unit has been assisting the Sooke RCMP in response to a recent increase in overnight thefts from vehicles. On Friday evening, October 4, the investigation resulted in Regional Crime Unit officers executing a search warrant at a residence in the 2000 block of Townsend Road in Sooke. Officers seized evidence of drug trafficking and also recovered a small quantity of stolen property. The three occupants of the residence were arrested and are facing various charges.
A 38 year old female will be charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, contrary to sec. 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Two 18 year old males are each facing charges in relation to possession of stolen property and breach of probation conditions. The investigation is continuing and additional charges may result. All three will appear in Western Communities Provincial Court on November 28, 2013.
The Regional Crime Unit is an integrated unit comprised of police officers from the Saanich Police Department, Oak Bay Police Department, West Shore Detachment RCMP as well as Provincial RCMP. Since 2008 the Regional Crime Unit has been pursuing its mandate of proactively targeting the region’s most prolific criminal offenders.
Sgt. Steve Eassie #158 on behalf of S/Sgt. Schenk