Car thief cornered in Vic West

The driver of a stolen car kept Victoria Police officers busy Thursday morning.

The man was spotted around 1:45 a.m. driving a grey Buick Regal that had been stolen earlier from a residence in Central Saanich.

Police tracked the vehicle to Vic West and called in a K9 unit. The vehicle was found abandoned in the 400-block of Sitkum Rd., where the K9 unit traced the man to the 100-block of Wilson St.

Officers found the driver hiding behind a tree with the keys to the stolen car in his pocket.

A 36-year-old Parksville man faces charges of theft over $5,000, possession of stolen property and breaching probation.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
High court gives B.C. First Nation leverage
Lava slows but still on track to hit Hawaii market
Fundraising drive goes down to the bone
Charges laid in fatal hit-and-run
Community comes through for Kiwanis Hilton Centre
Deep Bay Marine Station — whale bones sold out
Grant aims to promote physical literacy for kids

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.