Police investigating crime spree on Gorge Road

Since Dec. 8, there have been multiple thefts from autos and home break-ins in the 100-block of Gorge Rd.

  • Dec. 13, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Since Dec. 8, there have been multiple thefts from autos and home break-ins in the 100-block of Gorge Rd., between Harriet Avenue and Tillicum Road.

Last Thursday, a number of vehicles parked in an underground parking lot were entered and ransacked. Small items were reported stolen, in the first set of incidents reported to police.

The next day, police were called about a damaged rooftop skylight used to gain entry into an apartment building.

The same day, a condo property manager reported that security systems were damaged at the front door of three of his buildings.

On Dec. 11, a resident in one of those buildings reported a storage locker in the basement had been forced open. Thousands of dollars worth of lacrosse gear and camping equipment were taken.

“All of these incidents are within one to two blocks of one another. Residents in the area are asked to keep watch,” said Sgt. Dean Jantzen. “Be a good witness. If you see something suspicious, take the time to keep watch and contact us.”

Police say these types of incidents are also a good reminder for residents to consider participation in the municipality’s Blockwatch program.

There are currently 497 blocks participating in Saanich’s Blockwatch, covering nearly 8,200 residences.

For more information on Blockwatch, call police at 250-475-4321.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

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