West Shore RCMP executed a search warrant at a home in the 2800 block of Leigh Rd in Langford, on August 5. The search warrant was conducted after a drug investigation was launched.
When police arrived at the home, a 23 year old Langford man arrested without incident. A 23 year old Langford woman attempted to flee on foot, but was quickly caught up to by an officer and subsequently arrested.
Police discovered a cache of 40 stolen bicycles, some dismantled, tools and a small amount of methamphetamine.
In the released statement, police say, the two individuals are well-known to them and deemed to be prolific offenders, with both facing numerous charges. The charges range from drug possession, possession of property obtained by crime and breach of conditions.
“Theft of bicycles is a growing concern in the West Shore,” states Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP Detachment. “We urge bicycle owners to protect their bicycles with proper locking equipment and to record their serial numbers”.
Out of those 40 stolen bicycles, police were able to return two of them, as their rightful owners were able to provide their serial numbers.
In 2013, there were 55 reports of stolen bicycles, 76 in 2014 and so far 56 for this current year.
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS FREE.