West Shore, Sooke RCMP team up to find stolen dogs

Pair of pups taken with vehicle at Victoria General Hospital this morning discovered safe in Sooke not long after

  • Oct. 1, 2013 5:00 a.m.

One adult male in custody for stealing a vehicle from the Victoria General Hospital.

One man is in custody after a car was stolen from Victoria General Hospital this morning (Oct. 1)

West Shore RCMP were called shortly after 10:30 a.m. for a car reported stolen from a parking lot at the hospital.

The car owner, who was in the hospital for less than an hour, left his two dogs in the vehicle and could only assume they too were stolen.

A security guard at VGH told police a male had been released from the Emergency Department around the same time the vehicle was stolen and had asked hospital staff for a ride to Sooke.

The West Shore RCMP sought Sooke RCMP input on the case and around 11:15 they located the vehicle.

Both dogs were found unharmed.

One male was arrested and is to appear in court tomorrow facing recommended charges of theft and possession of stolen property.

 

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

Just Posted

Annual Salmon Carcass Transplant draws Saanich residents to Douglas Creek

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

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

Sidney woman promises to pay back anonymous donor who covered her back rent

Zora Hlevnjak faced eviction after refusing to repay money earned collecting cans

Carbon monoxide poisoning a concern year-round, higher risks in winter

‘Carbon monoxide alarms save lives,’ says Oak Bay fire captain

Colwood school’s mascot embarks on cross-country journey

‘Dusty’ the Eagle will visit 15 schools and one wildlife rehabilitation centre

‘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