An expensive piece of equipment used by Saanich police to gather data on speeding is back in their possession after being taken earlier this month.
Police say the missing speed reader board, worth about $5,300, has been recovered after someone who was recently “binning” had it in their possession.
Binning is when someone goes through a dumpster.
Saanich Police said they spoke with the individual near Hyacinth Park who told officers he found the board in a garbage bin near Glanford and Vanalman Avenues and was unaware that it was stolen.
Our #Saanich Speed Reader Board has been recovered #yyj #yyjtraffic. Our officers found someone, who had recently been “binning”, had it in their possession. The boards should be up and operational again soon. Thanks for your help everyone! pic.twitter.com/xocBnsBIm7
— Saanich Police (@SaanichPolice) March 22, 2018
Officers placed the board in the 4700-block of Interurban Road on March 10 after complaints from the public of speeding vehicles.
When officers returned to take the board to another location on March 14, they found it was gone.
Police said the boards are used to gather data on speeding to better allocate their resources to specific areas to reduce the number of crashes.
Police say the board will be up soon and operational again.