Police seize $100,000 worth of stolen property

Officers with VicPD continue to sift through thousands of exhibits after one of the largest property seizures in the department's history.

  • Dec. 12, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Officers with the VicPD crime reduction unit continue to sift through thousands of exhibits after one of the largest property seizures in the department's history.

Officers with the VicPD crime reduction unit continue to sift through thousands of exhibits after one of the largest property seizures in the department’s history.

In August, police began investigating a 52-year-old Esquimalt woman known to be an associate of the Norteno’s gang. Following a two-month investigation, police searched a home in the 600-block of Admirals Road, where they found and seized thousands of items believed to be obtained through shoplifting, theft from vehicles and break and enters.

Property was not only found inside the home, but also in a shipping container, multiple storage lockers and within three vehicles. A further investigation has now revealed other storage lockers that officers are following up on.

In addition to the stolen goods, police also found four guns, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, fentanyl pills and $17,445 in cash. The combined value of the drugs is pegged at an estimated $53,000. Investigators also located a secret room that was accessed through a hidden panel in the back of a bedroom closet.

Among the thousands of exhibits, officers were able to locate stolen property from a file in 2004 and a diary from 1939. The daughter of the person who wrote the diary was located in Aldergrove and police have arranged to return it to her.

Lorraine Anderson faces a number of charges including possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime.

 

Just Posted

City says traffic pattern on Bay Street Bridge will stay as is until October

Commuters began facing long waits on Tuesday morning after the east-bound lane was closed

Double lung transplant gives West Shore man second chance

Co-owner of West Shore Barber Shop grateful for every minute of the 16 years transplant has provided

Hallmark movie filming in Oak Bay

Shooting for ‘Sunshine’ continues into June across Greater Victoria

Home where Proctor murder took place removed from Langford’s Affordable Housing Program

Langford woman almost purchased home, decided against it after hearing history

PHOTOS: Victoria youth continue to gather for climate action

Local students participated in a global movement calling for climate action

New airline regulations bring compensation for tarmac delays, over-bookings

Some of the new regulations will roll out in July, while others are expected for December.

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve investigating after sea lion found shot in the head

Animal is believed to have been killed somewhere between Ucluelet and Tofino

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of May 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Were you satisfied with the Game of Thrones series finale?

Millions gathered in front of their televisions Sunday night to watch the… Continue reading

B.C. port workers set to strike on Monday in Vancouver

A strike at two container terminals would affect Canadian trade to Asia

Volunteers already rescuing fry from drying creekbeds around Cowichan Lake

It’s early but already salmon fry are being left high and dry

So, they found ‘Dave from Vancouver Island’

Dave Tryon, now 72 and living in North Delta, will reunite with long-ago travelling friends in Monterrey, Calif.

Scheer says it would take Conservatives five years to balance budget

Scheeraccused the Liberal government of spending $79.5 billion of previously unbudgeted funds

Most Read