Pellet gun vandalism hits urban Saanich

Two more car windshields shot out by pellets have been reported to Saanich police, following a rash of similar vandalism

Two more car windshields shot out by pellets have been reported to Saanich police, following a rash of similar vandalism earlier this summer.

Sgt. Steve Eassie says two reports came in on July 20 from a resident in the 3900-block of Cumberland Ave. who said their windshield and a neighbour’s were shot out by a pellet gun around July 6. The incidents weren’t reported to police until the residents caught wind of other pellet-related mischief in the municipality.

Between June 27 and July 9, multiple vehicle and storefront windows were shattered by pellets, with damage estimated at $20,000.

Eassie says investigators are interested in the most recent incidents, as they occurred in the Quadra-McKenzie area near Reynolds secondary, a very different area of Saanich than the other incidents, all in the more rural Elk Lake area.

“We’re still looking for information from the public on any of these,” he said. “I think it’ll be a situation where we will likely catch someone in the act, or someone will be checked at an odd hour of the evening and found in possession of a pellet gun, which may tie them to these incidents.”

Police are asking anyone with information on these incidents to call 250-475-4321.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

 

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

Just Posted

VicPD confirms wolf sighting in James Bay

Police ask that children and pets be taken inside

VIDEO: Furry, four-legged donors make their way to doggy blood drive in Langford

WAVES and Canadian Animal Blood Bank host blood drive for dogs

Annual Salmon Carcass Transplant draws Saanich residents to Douglas Creek

More than 100 frozen salmon tossed into the creek as part of ecological restoration

Colwood hosts open house on future of Royal Bay community

Event takes place on Jan. 22 at Royal Bay Secondary from 6 to 8 p.m.

WATCH: Police warn car break-ins are on the rise in Greater Victoria

Residents can ‘take precautions to make their vehicle undesirable,’ says VicPD spokesperson

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

VIDEO: Drone footage shows extent of damage in Highway 4 rockslide

Tofino, Ucluelet still cut off from rest of the island, as crews work to repair roadway

People knowingly take fentanyl so make policy changes to reduce harm: B.C. study

Dr. Jane Buxton, an epidemiologist at the centre, says drug users need more resources,

‘My heart is going to bleed’: Bodies brought back to Canada following Iran plane crash

Remains of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, were identified last weekend

UBC grad and sister killed in Iran plane crash had bright futures ahead, close friend says

Asadi-Lari siblings Mohammad Hussein and Zeynab were two of 57 Canadians aboard downed Flight PS752

BCLC opens novelty bet on Harry and Meghan moving to the west coast

Meanwhile, real estate agency points to four possible homes for the family

Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

The country obtained a score of 77, which places it at the top in the Americas

Wuhan bans cars, Hong Kong closes schools as coronavirus spreads

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said her government will raise its response level to emergency, highest one

Most Read