One man has been arrested after police with the Shiprider Program boarded a vessel near Ogden Point and recovered stolen property.
On June 7, the BC RCMP Federal Policing Pacific Shiprider Program was conducting patrols in the Haro Strait and Juan de Fuca Strait.
The Shiprider Program involves vessels jointly crewed by specifically trained and designated Canadian and U.S. officers who conduct cross-border surveillance and law enforcement.
While in the Ogden Point area, police with the Shiprider Program boarded a vessel, recovered stolen property, and arrested one man.
An investigation into a series of stolen property is ongoing, in partnership with the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP.
RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the owner of the following items:
- fishing gear;
- marine safety gear;
- an outboard engine
Previously, the RCMP was seeking the owner of a white dinghy, but on Thursday, Const. Greg Henault with the Pacific Shiprider Program says the owner of the dinghy came forward to claim the boat shortly after the story was shared.
“They are very happy to get it back,” Henault said in an email to CHEK News. “We still have a expensive rods and reels but are hopeful the owners will come forward.”
If you have any information that can help identify an owner, you are asked to contact Const. Adrian White of the BC RCMP Pacific Shiprider Program at (250) 405-7110 or [email protected].