Victoria woman arrested after temporarily evading police in a boat

Victoria woman arrested after temporarily evading police in a boat
RCMP have arrested a woman from a sailboat after allegedly stealing from a ferry.

A 36-year-old Victoria woman is facing numerous charges after she allegedly broke into cabins aboard a Seaspan ferry.

North Saanich/Sidney RCMP responded to a call of a break-and-enter at the Seaspan ferry dock in Sidney on June 18.

Police said crew members on board a vessel reported an unknown woman appeared to be stealing items from the cabins. After being confronted by the crew, she fled the scene.

According to an RCMP press release, police arrived and searched the area, before a crew member spotted the woman trying to make her escape by paddling out to a sailboat anchored offshore.

With assistance from the Outer Gulf Islands RCMP police vessel, officers located the woman aboard the sailboat. She was arrested for break and enter, theft and mischief.

“Our frontline officers, in conjunction with our partners from the Outer Gulf Islands RCMP, again exhibited to our community our dedication to addressing property crime in the Sidney North Saanich area,” said Sgt. Brett Sinden, Operations NCO for the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP. “We will continue to aggressively pursue thieves who see our community as a potential target.”

The woman is a resident of Victoria and known to police. She has been released with a future court date.


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