Observant people help cops make arrests

Astute Victorians helped police nab two suspected thieves last weekend

Astute Victorians helped police nab two suspected thieves last weekend.

On Saturday at about 8 p.m., a man returned to his house in the 1800-block of Crescent Rd. to hear footsteps upstairs. He yelled at the intruder, then went outside and watched a suspect run out, get into a BMW X5 and drive off.

The resident called police with a detailed description and a partial licence plate number.

Four hours later, officers arrested a 41-year-old suspect at a home on San Lorenzo Avenue in Saanich. He could be charged with break and enter.

The following night, people spotted a man trying to crawl out through the window of a house Princess Avenue. Police were summoned and the suspect  surrendered. Officers found him with allegedly stolen goods.

Jonathan Charlton was charged with break and enter, mischief and possession of stolen property.