Suspect arrested in B&E spree

A Quadra Island man is facing charges in connection with a rash of break-and-enters in the Cowichan Valley.

A Quadra Island man is facing charges in connection with a rash of break-and-enters in the Cowichan Valley.

Lyle Dolha, 44, is facing 12 counts under the Criminal Code in relation to eight break-and-enters over a 10-day span last month, including charges of breaking and entering, mischief under $5,000, and resisting arrest.

Dolha was nabbed on April 15 when North Cowichan/Duncan officers, just beginning their day shift around 6 a.m., responded to an alarm at an area business. They spotted the alleged culprit, who made a break for it.

“The chase was on, with property falling from Mr. Dolha’s grip, leaving a trail throughout the all-but-deserted streets,” Cpl. Krista Hobday reported. “He was eventually taken into custody and brought before a justice.”

Dolha was remanded into custody, and will make his first appearance before a Provincial Court judge on May 3.

“We always encourage business owners or witnesses to report break and enters and suspicious occurrences to police,” Hobday said. “They may appear minor in nature or nothing may be missing, but the evidence collected may be useful in aiding other related investigations leading to the identification of suspects or charges.”

 

 

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Business notes: Realtors raise $10,000 for Nourish Cowichan

The latest from Cowichan’s business community

North Cowichan mayor answers questions about new RCMP detachment

The current building went up in 1980, when there were 30 people working there.

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses claim against Island Corridor Foundation

Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation was seeking return of reserve land as railway sits unused

Man dies at temporary Duncan tent site for homeless

First Nations man died at The Mound site

No doctor assisted death allowed at Hamlets in Duncan

Faith-based company that owns facility believes in sanctity of life

All community COVID-19 outbreaks declared over in B.C.

Abbotsford manufacturer cleared by Dr. Bonnie Henry

B.C. First Nations vow to keep fighting after Trans Mountain pipeline appeal denied

Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coldwater Indian Band made the application

‘Queue jumpers’ not welcome in B.C. as COVID-19 U.S. cases rise: Horgan

Premier Horgan said he’s heard concerns that Americans have stopped at Vancouver hotels instead of heading to their destination

US officer resigns after photos, connected to death of black man in 2019, surface

Elijah McClain died, last summer, after police placed him in a chokehold

Black worker files discrimination complaint against Facebook

Oscar Veneszee, Jr. has worked as an operations program manager at Facebook since 2017

Nestle Canada selling bottled water business to local family-owned company

The Pure Life bottled water business is being sold to Ice River Springs

Major B.C. salmon farm tests new containment system to curb sea lice infestations

System “essentially eliminates” contact between wild and farmed fish stocks, says Cermaq

US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway

President Donald Trump said the jobs report shows the economy is “roaring back”

Most Read