West Shore RCMP recover property stolen from Netflix film set

West Shore RCMP recover property stolen from Netflix film set

The West Shore RCMP Crime Reduction Unit has recovered a collection of items that were stolen from a Netflix film set that was filming locally last month.

The items were stolen off the set of Maid, a new Netflix series that has been filming in various places throughout Greater Victoria since last September.

According to West Shore RCMP, police received a report that a trailer on set had been broken into by local thieves. As part of the theft, several members of the production cast lost items, including electronics and personal credit cards.

Following the incident, the investigation was taken over by the Crime Reduction Unit, who managed to identify and arrest a 43-year-old Colwood resident, well-known to police.

Following the arrest, police executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence and were able to recover multiple items stolen from the movie trailer.

Additionally, police seized drugs — some of which is believed to be fentanyl — and other property related to drug trafficking.

Property crime is a priority for the West Shore RCMP detachment,” said Supt. Todd Preston, OIC of the West Shore RCMP. “This is the type of crime that may not always have a large value amount but impacts a large number of people.

Preston adds that the Crime Reduction Unit wants to reinforce the message to thieves operating in the area that police “will continue to arrest and charge them.”

West Shore RCMP is recommending charges for theft against the suspect.

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