Police Beat

RCMP Staff Sargeant Steve Wright talks about the calls responded to over the past week.

  • Feb. 8, 2012 6:00 a.m.

The Sooke RCMP report responding to 96 calls for service over the past week.

A suspicious trailer fire on Feb. 4 is being investigated and Staff Sgt. Steve Wright says he is not sure if it was arson.

On Feb. 3 a skateboarder was hit on the corner of Church Road and Arranwood Dr.

The  15-year-old male skateboarder turned left on Arranwood and ran into the side of  a vehicle driven by a  22-year-old female. The driver was issued a ticket for three administrative offences. The skateboarder was taken to hospital with various scrapes and bruises.

“He’s fine, with no life threatening injuries,” said Wright.

Wright reports a number of residential break-ins over the last month and the apprehension of a suspect. The suspect is believed to be responsible for nine residential break-ins. He was arrested and had a number of outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions.

Wright reminds residents to lock their doors and windows (and vehicles) as thieves look for any opportunity.

On the weekend of Feb. 4 the Integrated Road Safety Unit was in Sooke and they arrested four people for impaired driving.

“They made their presence known in town and four arrests is substantial in this community,” said Wright.

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