Mounties arrested two prolific property offenders on May 14. (Citizen file)

Arrests made, property recovered after truck stolen in Duncan

Upon their arrival, officers saw one suspect flee

Two women were arrested on May 14 in relation to the recovery of a stolen van containing suspected stolen property.

A truck rental company had alerted North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP that their lock box had been broken into overnight and keys and the corresponding van were stolen.

Police patrols led them quickly to the driveway of a house in the 1700-block of Maple Bay Road that North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP spokesperson Staff Sgt. Chris Swain said is suspected of being used to distribute stolen property.

Upon their arrival, officers saw one suspect flee but were able to arrest the other, a 23-year-old woman who’d been inside the van. She was later released on conditions to appear in court at a later date.

As for the second suspect, Mounties were able to nab her, too.

“Police caught up to the second female suspect a short while later when she attempted to steal children’s back packs from the playground of a school on Trunk Road,” Swain said, adding that witnesses had called police and the 37-year-old suspect was apprehended a short distance away, without having stolen anything from the school.

That suspect is also being charged in relation to the stolen truck and associated property and was also released on conditions to appear in court at a later date.

“Both female suspects are known to police and have a history of property crime,” Swain said. “North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP continue to ensure that these types of crimes are investigated to their fullest and that prolific property offenders are held accountable for their actions.”



sarah.simpson@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Cowichan trustees persist in calling for 600-metre pot-free zone around schools

School board is investigating the idea of making it a district policy

VIDEO: First ever art battle in Duncan attracts enthusiastic Cowichan audience

Art lovers, painters, and the curious delight in watching painters produce work in 20 minutes

Drivesmart column: Where are the corners of your vehicle

We were expected to drive as fast as we were able to in addition to leaving all the cones alone.

Cowichan Coffee Time: Lots of winners honoured, and volunteers step up

• Members of 4-H have been busy lately, with numerous competitions. Cowichan… Continue reading

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

CO2 levels rising rapidly, now higher than at any point in humanity’s history

RCMP arrest violent offender on Vancouver Island

Police struggle with suspect and take him down with a taser

B.C. ferry stops to let black bear swim past near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Mother dead, child in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Shuswap campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Most Read