Prolific Property Crime Offender Arrested For Theft From Auto

A prolific offender, known for property crimes throughout the Greater Victoria area, was arrested in the early afternoon hours of Sunday, August 17, after allegedly entering an insecure vehicle and taking contents from the vehicle.

A resident of a building in the 200 block of Regina Avenue attended to the secure underground parking area to access their vehicle. Upon attending to the vehicle, an unknown male was found inside of the car.

With the assistance of the property manager, the male was detained and prevented from leaving until police arrived on scene.

Investigation revealed that the vehicle had been left with a window partially down which would have allowed someone to reach into the vehicle to open the door.

Charges of Theft Under $5000 and Possession of a Controlled Substance have been approved against 31 year old Ryan Alan GOODER, a resident of Saanich.

GOODER is expected to make his next court appearance within the last week of August, 2014, to answer to the charges.

File 2014-16103

Sgt. Steve Eassie #158

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