A loud music complaint in Metchosin in the early hours Thursday morning lead to much more.

Just before 1 a.m. on March 2nd, West Shore RCMP responded to a noise complaint from the parking lot of Albert Head Lagoon.

Police said arriving officers immediately recognized a vehicle in the lot, a white Ford F250, as one they had been searching for after it was reported stolen out of North Saanich on February 14th.

The truck was also used in a theft that took place in Sooke on March 2nd, which involved a stolen credit cards that was used to make several fraudulent purchases in the West Shore area.

The suspect was identified as a 35-year-old Victoria man. He was arrested for possession of stolen property.

A further search of the vehicle uncovered the stolen identification, credit cards, bear spray, and a crossbow—all of which was seized by police.

The suspect was arrested for theft, possession of stolen property, and fail to comply with probation order as he was bound by court ordered conditions to not possess crossbows.

“This is a prime example of exactly the kind of unpredictable situations that police officers attend every day. What began as a simple noise complaint quickly unfolded into a complex multi-jurisdictional investigation,” said Cst. Andrew Matheson, a West Shore Media Resource Officer.

The suspect could face further charges as the investigation continues.  He was released with a promise to appear in court.

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