Teens arrested after stolen minivans recovered

On Tuesday night, an 18-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl were arrested after two stolen vehicles were recovered in the 700-block of Viaduct Ave.

  • Sep. 20, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Police suspect a ring of teen thieves is behind a string of minivan thefts in the Royal Oak area of Saanich.

On Tuesday night, an 18-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl were arrested after two stolen vehicles were recovered in the 700-block of Viaduct Ave.

Police arrived on the scene after reports came in of a youth using a screwdriver to start an older model minvan. Witnesses said there were five or more kids around two Plymouth Voyageurs, which police determined to be stolen.

The group fled, spreading out into neighbouring yards.

A police dog quickly found the 14-year-old nearby. Other officers arrested the 18-year-old, who had outstanding warrants from West Shore and Trail RCMP.

In relation to the arrests, police are investigating several overnight thefts from vehicles as well as a theft from an open garage on Viewmont Avenue.

A few hours after the incident on Viaduct, police located a Subaru SUV that was stolen from a nearby address in the 4200-block of Burbank Crescent.

editor@saanichnews.com

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

Just Posted

Avoid giving dogs ice cubes, says Greater Victoria vet

Tips for keeping dogs cool and safe this summer

Hungry Hearts Gala goes virtual with new mac and cheese competition

Results will be announced on Facebook live stream event

GVPL staggers reopening of three more branches in Oak Bay, Saanich and Victoria

More Greater Victoria Library branches to reopen in August

Gaps in the system: Youth cope with homelessness in Greater Victoria

Four-part series will look at youth homelessness in the region

Rolling the dice on the patina of old copper

At the Galleries: Summer days continue

53 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths cap off week of high infection rates in B.C.

Roughly 1,500 people are self-isolating because they either have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it

Unofficial holidays: the weird and wonderful things people celebrate around the world

On any given day of the year, there are several strange, silly or serious holidays to observe

Missing teen visiting Courtenay found safe

She had last been seen going for a walk on Aug. 6

Moving on: Tanev scores 11 seconds into OT as Canucks oust Wild

Vancouver beats Minnesota 5-4 to move into first round of NHL playoffs

Fitness non-profit challenges citizens to invent a game to be physically active

The campaign was launched after a study showed only 4.8 per cent of children and youths in Canada met required standards of the 24-hour movement guidelines

Gene editing debate takes root with organic broccoli, new UBC research shows

Broccoli is one of the best-known vegetables with origins in this scientific haze

VIDEO: U.S. Air Force pilot does fly-by for B.C. son amid COVID border separation

Sky-high father-son visit plays out over White Rock Pier

3 Vancouver police officers test positive for COVID after responding to large party

Union president says other officers are self-isolating due to possible exposure

Vancouver Island team takes on wacky challenges of world’s largest scavenger hunt

Greatest International Scavenger Hunt taking place Aug. 1-8

Most Read