Westshore RCMP cruiser
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Westshore RCMP have arrested a 43-year-old Colwood resident after he stole items from the set of a Netflix production being filmed in April.

On April 1st, on the set of ‘Maids,’ Westshore RCMP received a report that a trailer on set had been broken into.

Several members of the production cast reported lost items including electronics and personal credit cards.

The Westshore RCMP Crime Reduction Unit took over the investigation and identified the suspect, a 43-year-old Colwood resident well known to police.

On May 7th, a search warrant was executed, recovering stolen property and arresting the suspect.

In addition, police seized drugs, some of which is believed to be fentanyl and other property related to drug trafficking. Police are recommending charges against the suspect.

Property crime is a priority for the West Shore RCMP detachment,” said Supt. Todd Preston, OIC of the West Shore RCMP.

“This is the type of crime that may not always have a large value amount, but impacts a large number of people. It violates that feeling of safety within our homes, businesses or vehicles. That is why our Crime Reduction Unit targets these offenders, reinforcing the message to thieves operating in the area that we will continue to arrest and charge them.”

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