(West Shore RCMP)

A 27-year-old woman was arrested after crashing a stolen van in the West Shore on Wednesday.

The single-vehicle crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Millstream Road near Lost Lake Road in the Highlands area.

West Shore RCMP were called to the scene by witnesses of the crash and were able to provide officers with a detailed description of the driver who fled the scene, apparently uninjured.

During the investigation, it was determined that the white Dodge van involved in the crash had been reported stolen out of Victoria.

Police brought in more resources to assist with the investigation, including the Police Service Dog (PSD) Halla, who was quick to track down the suspect hiding in the bush off the roadway nearby.

“This woman, 27 year-old Audrey Moffatt, was subsequently arrested and was held for a telebail where she was charged with possession of stolen property and breach of probation as she was bound with conditions to not be in a motor vehicle,” said Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP.

Anyone with information on the crash and stolen van is asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

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