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A Greater Victoria area “prolific offender” responsible for a string of property crimes has been caught, according to Sooke RCMP.

On January 18th, just after 11:30 a.m., police were called to a house in the 3700-block of Otter Point Road after witnesses spotted a man breaking in.

Officers made their way to the scene, noting the suspect was quickly arrested but later released.

Then, on February 6th, at around 3:30 p.m., Sooke RCMP spotted the same man riding a stolen scooter.

“Officers attempted to initiate a roadside stop; however, the man fled, later abandoning the scooter and continuing to flee on foot in the 8100-block of West Coast Road,” police said.

After what police are calling a lengthy foot pursuit with help from Police Dog Services, the suspect was arrested again.

In a Thursday update, Sooke RCMP says local 51-year-old Kevin Fee is now in custody, facing numerous charges stemming from the two incidents.

Fee has a court date with break-and-enter, flight from police, possession of property obtained by crime, obstruction to a peace officer, and breach of release order charges pending.

“There was incredible work done by the various investigational teams,” said Sgt. Kevin Shaw.

“Through the partnership between frontline officers and the Police Dog Services, we were able to successfully and safely bring the suspect into custody.”

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