Escaped Murderer Arrested in Saanich

On Saturday September 1, 2018 Michael Sheets escaped from the Mission Institution. Sheets was convicted of killing two young children in a Calgary firebombing in November 2004 and was an inmate at the Mission Institution. 

On the evening of Monday September 3, 2018 Saanich Police received information that Sheets may be in Saanich. Police were later able to confirm Michael Sheets was hiding in an outbuilding in the 5800 block of Old East Rd in Saanich. 

On Tuesday September 4, 2018, at around 5:20AM, Saanich Police located and arrested Michael Sheets with the assistance of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team.  Sheets was arrested without incident and Saanich Police will transfer him into the custody of the Correctional Service Canada. 

SPD File 18-22168 refers

Sgt. Jereme Leslie

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