Truck hits toll booth at Swartz Bay

Traffic incident and other police news from the Saanich Peninsula.

Sidney North Saanich RCMP police briefs

• Sidney North Saanich RCMP officers investigated a report of a break and enter at a residence in the 1600 block of Wain Road on Oct. 21. Entry to the residence was gained through a bedroom window and numerous electronic devices, personal cheques and a bicycle were taken from the home.

RCMP are asking anyone with information related to the break and enter to contact the RCMP at 250-656-3931.


• On Oct. 25, Sidney North Saanich RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision at the B.C. Ferries Swartz Bay terminal.

A tractor trailer unit with an oversized load struck the toll booth while entering the terminal area causing severe damage to the toll booth and minor injuries to a B.C. Ferries employee.

A violation ticket was issued to the operator of the tractor trailer.


• On Oct. 26, an RCMP officer observed a vehicle driving in reverse in an erratic manner on Seventh Street in Sidney. After stopping the car, investigation revealed the driver to be prohibited from driving and the driver was arrested and the car impounded.


• Two people dressed in dark clothing were observed fleeing the scene after an attempted break and enter at Deep Cove Elementary School on the night of Oct. 26.

The two had attempted to enter the school through a door and had set off the alarm system. RCMP officers, along with a police services dog, searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects. Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call Sidney North Saanich RCMP at 250-656-3931.

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