News

Police BRIEFS: Cab fare evaded, new police app introduced

Cab fare evaded

On Sept. 28, Central Saanich police responded to a call around 5:30 p.m. that a man had evaded his cab fare.

The taxi driver told police the man had open liquor in the cab, and even after he had asked him to put it away, he was still drinking. Moments later, the man ran from the taxi without paying his fare but mistakenly left behind his driver’s license.

A short while later, police got another call from a citizen reporting they had seen a man lying near the roadway on Mount Newton X Road near the Pat Bay Highway. When police attended the scene, they found the passed-out man bore a significant resemblance to the man in the photo on the driver’s license that had been left in the taxi.

The man, a Peninsula resident, was taken into custody for the night to sober up, and was released in the morning, when he paid the outstanding cab fare.

Police deliver new app

Central Saanich Police Service has launched a new online Crime Mapping system that is available to the whole community.

With the new app, police incidents are mapped and uploaded every 24 hours to the online program.

The events are carefully screened to protect privacy, however, mapping them will provide the community with relevant neighbourhood crime data, said Chief Constable Paul Hames.

“Providing reliable, timely information to our citizens is one of our top priorities, because an informed public is a safer public,” he said.

Visit the Crime Mapping program at www.cspolice.ca or download the free Crime Reports app from the iTunes store.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Ride-sharing company spooks taxi firms
 
Teacher strike cheques in the mail
 
Two gang associates face drug, firearms charges
Family Day boasts flurry of fun across Capital Region
 
Wheels in motion
 
Shovel in the dirt closer
New Canadians
 
Feds, province foresee labour shortage
 
Shawnigan Lake Walk takes big step in the direction of family fun

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 31 edition online now. Browse the archives.