One West Shore plant mom has been arrested for theft as well as having nine outstanding warrants on Tuesday, April 25th.
At around 4:30 a.m., police received a call from a security guard who had seen a woman break into the garden centre at the Canadian Tire located at 855 Langford Parkway. He told police he saw the suspect throwing plants around inside.
According to police, when officers arrived, they found the suspect loading plants onto a bicycle. Police say they tried to arrest her, but she fled on foot and was chased through the parking lot before being apprehended.
RCMP officers then discovered the 38-year-old woman had nine outstanding warrants for her arrest, which were largely based out of North Cowichan.
She was wanted on four counts of mischief, four counts of assaulting a police officer, seven counts of possession of stolen property and 12 counts of breaching conditions.
Police say the suspect was also found to be breaching curfew orders— which call for her to be in her Courtenay home when she was caught, and she was not supposed to be in possession of tools that could help her break and enter.
She is being held by West Shore RCMP’s custody for a court hearing on April 25th regarding her outstanding warrants.
Charges for break and enter and theft will be recommended to the court as well going forward, according to police.