West Shore RCMP have seized multiple weapons, drugs, and cannabis, in what police are describing as “routine calls” for an outstanding arrest warrant, a shoplifter, and a suspicious vehicle.
On Wednesday night, May 18th, the drug and crime unit with the West Shore RCMP were dealing with an unrelated matter when they arrested a 34-year old Langford resident dealing cannabis from the trunk of her car in a commercial parking lot.
Police seized over $15,000 in cannabis and charges under the Cannabis Act are being recommended.
In a separate incident on May 19th, officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at Goldstream Avenue and Wenger Terrace in Langford.
Apparently, a driver had fled from his vehicle on a skateboard. Police said the damaged vehicle looked as if it had been driven on its rims.
Good old fashioned police work leads to large seizures of drugs, weapons and stolen goods in the Western Communities. The Crime Reduction Unit and Drug Section earned their holiday early, while front line officers ensured it was no holiday for thieves.https://t.co/NqsvZYZSjj pic.twitter.com/TYoJoDpnUK
— West Shore RCMP (@WestshoreRCMP) May 25, 2021
Upon investigation, a 29-year-old Victoria man with an outstanding warrant for his arrest was identified, and on May 20th RCMP located and arrested him.
In addition to the arrest, RCMP seized 34.57 grams of suspected cocaine, 33.68 grams of suspected crack cocaine, and 11.69 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Officers also seized bear spray, imitation firearms and over $1000 in Canadian currency.
West Shore RCMP are recommending further drug charges against the man.
A final incident involving a prolific shoplifter occurred on May 21st at the Colwood Corners London Drugs located at 1907 Sooke Road.
Surveillance footage showed a man stealing a Breville Café steamer and a Kitchenaid hand mixer. The responding officer viewed the surveillance footage and immediately recognized the man as a local resident, well known to police.
RCMP conducted a search warrant where a large amount of stolen property was located, in addition to a large cache of weapons.
Police seized over a dozen knives, including prohibited styles, multiple sets of brass knuckles and two prohibited tasers. Three starter pistols, one assault style airsoft rifle, a sword and boxes of ammunition were also seized.
Officers also recovered thousands of dollars in stolen property and the suspect was arrested and held for court.
He is now facing additional charges of breach of probation, possession of a prohibited weapon, and possession of stolen property under $5000.
“Thorough investigations and hard work have yielded seizures that impact the community directly, removing unsafe cannabis, illicit drugs and prohibited weapons from our streets,” said Cst. Meighan Massey