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Man arrested after complaint of suspicious vehicle near Cherry Point in Cowichan

34-year-old found in possession of catalytic converters and with woman he was not to contact

Shawnigan Lake RCMP is investigating after a man was arrested following a suspicious vehicle complaint on Dec. 3, and the discovery of a number of catalytic converters.

On Saturday morning at approximately 8 a.m., the RCMP responded to the area of Garnett Road and Balsam Drive out Cherry Point following a report of a blue 2000 Ford Explorer parked with no licence plates, a broken windshield and missing a rear window.

When they got there, they found a male driver and female passenger in the vehicle.

RCMP discovered that the driver was bound by conditions to not have contact with the passenger, which resulted in his arrest.

Police also found several tools in the vehicle alongside three cut catalytic converters.

The 34-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested in relation to the breach of conditions and the investigation around the possession of the break-in instruments and the catalytic converters continues.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Shawnigan Lake RCMP at 250-743-5514.

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