Vehicle crash on East Sooke Rd leads to criminal investigation

Sooke

2024-03-22 11:33 HAP

Dossier nº 2024-1163

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On March 22, 2024, Sooke RCMP responded to the intersection of Yates Rd and East Sooke Rd in Beecher Bay for a report of a single motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, police located one injured woman believed to be an occupant of the crashed vehicle. Officers learned that the male driver had fled the scene prior to police arrival. Based on initial evidence obtained, a criminal investigation was launched and the woman was arrested.

Police further received another report that a local security guard was attacked nearby and their truck was stolen. As police patrolled in the area, an officer located the stolen truck who had subsequently crashed down an embankment. The driver of the vehicle, believed to be the driver of the initial vehicle that crashed, was arrested and taken into custody for a variety of offences, including theft of vehicle and assault with a weapon.

As police were dealing with the woman at the first collision scene, information was learned that an explosive device, associated to the woman was present. Due to the unknown nature of that explosive device, Sooke RCMP contacted the RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit for their assistance and the safe removal of that device.

East Sooke Rd was closed to traffic to allow for the investigation to take place.

The two crashed vehicles were towed and seized for forensic analysis.

Both individuals, an adult man and adult woman are currently in custody as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5141

Diffusé par :

Cap. Alex Bérubé
S.-off.-cons. de district (relations avec les médias)
District de l’île
2881, rue Nanaimo, Victoria (C.-B.) V8T 4Z8
Bureau : 250-380-6110
Cellulaire : 778-836-8153

Courriel : alex.berube@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Suivez-nous :
Date de modification :