Woman Arrested After Vehicle Theft & Crash

On April 4, 2019 at around 1:45PM, a woman entered the Crystal Pool in Victoria and said that she had been stabbed. Without waiting for emergency services to arrive, the woman left and walked up Quadra Street into Saanich where she broke into a house on Holmes Street and stole a set of car keys for the homeowner’s Honda CRV. The homeowner, who was in the house at the time, heard her CRV being unlocked and saw the woman inside it. The homeowner ran outside and confronted the woman, but was not able to prevent her from reversing out of the driveway and driving off onto Quadra Street.

Saanich Police responded to the 9-1-1 call and spotted the stolen CRV northbound on the Pat Bay Highway. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle by the weigh scales but the woman refused to pull over and continued northbound, running a red light at Sayward Road. The officers determined it was not safe to pursue her and pulled over to the side of the road.

A few minutes later, Central Saanich Police responded to a roll over crash in the 7200 block of the Pat Bay Highway. It turned out to be the stolen CRV, that had gone off the highway to the right. After crashing the CRV, the woman flagged down a passing motorist and asked to be taken to the Saanich Peninsula hospital.

The woman did not go into the hospital though. Rather she walked off and attempted to flag over another vehicle not far away. Central Saanich Police soon located the woman running on Bourne Terrace and arrested her.

The woman, a 29 year old with no fixed address, was assessed for injuries at the hospital and then released back into police custody, with only minor injuries and no evidence of a stab wound. She is now facing several charges including break & enter, theft, dangerous operation of a vehicle and flight from police. She was held in police custody and will be appearing in court later today.

SPD 19-8088 & CSPD 19-1112

Sgt. Julie Fast #5

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