** A vehicle matching the description was reported to be parked in the Cordova Bay area during the evening hours of August 12. It has been seized and will undergo a forensic examination. Police are still looking to speak with the driver and registered owner **
An early morning collision involving a vehicle and a utility pole resulted in thousands of dollars in damages.
On Monday, August 11, at approximately 2:35, an area resident in the 3300 block of Maplewood Road reported hearing what they believed to be a collision. When the resident exited their home, they observed a wooden utility pole that had been sheared off and pulled from the ground as a result of a collision with a vehicle.
The suspect vehicle failed to remain at the scene. Despite efforts from numerous responding police members, the vehicle involved in the collision was not located.
Saanich Fire Department personnel and crews from BC Hydro attended to the scene to replace the pole and fix the electrical service to area homes.
Investigation into the collision revealed that the vehicle involved was likely a dark green Hummer.
“Our investigators are looking to speak to anyone that has knowledge about this incident, or about the whereabouts of the vehicle involved” Sgt. Steve Eassie said. “This vehicle description is not a popular one, so we have hope that someone will recognize the description and call us with information. Our investigators have interest in speaking with the driver of the vehicle”.
Anyone who may have information about the whereabouts of the vehicle, or with information about this incident, as asked to contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Sgt. Steve Eassie #158