A 36-year-old Victoria woman has been arrested for stealing items from a Seaspan ferry in North Saanich.

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP were called to the Seaspan ferry dock in North Saanich on the morning of Tuesday, June 18th after crew members spotted an unknown woman who appeared to be stealing items from the ferry cabins.

The suspect fled the area before officers arrived, prompting police to conduct a thorough search of the area.

A while later, a crew member spotted the same woman paddling out to a sailboat in the vicinity and promptly alerted Sidney RCMP officers.

Police then used a police vessel from Outer Gulf Islands RCMP to locate the woman aboard the sailboat, and arrested her without incident.

“Our frontline officers, in conjunction with our partners from the Outer Gulf Islands
RCMP, again exhibited to our community our dedication to addressing property crime
in the Sidney North Saanich area,” said Sgt. Brett Sinden, Operations NCO for the
Sidney North Saanich RCMP.

“We will continue to aggressively pursue thieves who see our community as a potential target.”

The 36-year-old Victoria resident was known to police, and has been charged with Break and Enter, Theft and Mischief.

She has been released with a promise to appear in court at a later date.

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