Sidney / North Saanich RCMP recover stolen trailer, and locate stolen welding equipment


2020-04-30 08:27 PDT

File # 2020-1635

Early in the morning of April 8th the Sidney / North Saanich RCMP received a report from a concerned citizen who felt that some activity near the sewage plant on Sa Su Rd was suspicious.

Sidney RCMP front line members arrived on scene and located an enclosed trailer had been obviously broken into. Further investigation determined that this trailer had been stolen from Malaview ave in Sidney, and had been stored with thousands of dollars in welding equipment that was now missing.

Trailer open

Through investigation over the following days some of the stolen items were located and a suspect was identified. The General Investigation section of the Sidney RCMP Detachment conducted many inquiries with local businesses throughout Sidney, in an attempt to locate video surveillance identifying the suspects. The RCMPs Forensic Identification Section out of Victoria was also contacted and assisted in this investigation. A search warrant was drafted for the remainder of the stolen items, which were later recovered.

This file shows the hardwork done by the members of the Sidney RCMP everyday says Detachment Commander Ssgt Wayne Conley. The victim got their property back and can get back to work, and a suspect was identified. This file was successful because of the help of the public in identifying the vehicle used in the theft, and because of the extra effort put in by the investigators

This file is still under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sidney North Saanich RCMP Detachment, their local police, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Released by

Cpl. Chris Manseau

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BC RCMP Communication Services
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