POLICE BRIEFS: Deer struck, parachute problems, scaffolding stolen

Central Saanich Police responded to variety of calls last week

Central Saanich Police Service

Oh deer

Police received several complaints over the last week involving deer. The first incident on Oct. 5 required police to euthanize a deer that they suspect had been struck on the Pat Bay Highway. The deer was found suffering in the ditch on the 7600 block of the Pat Bay Highway and an officer had to use his patrol pistol to humanely euthanize it.

Not even a half hour later, reports came in of an injured deer on West Saanich Road near Stelly’s X Road, but by the time officers arrived the animal had already succumbed to its injuries.

At 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 10, a motorist reported hitting a deer in the 7700 block of West Saanich Rd. The deer appeared to have been killed on impact and the car sustained moderate damage.

“We encourage people who have a situation like this to call the police for a few reasons,” said Cpl. Janis Jean of the Central Saanich Police.

“For one, you’ve impacted your vehicle so you want to make sure its drivable. Also we want to make sure the animal isn’t injured and walking out into the roadway and causing more accidents.”

Scaffolding stolen

On the morning of Oct. 6 a report came in of scaffolding being stolen from the tennis courts on Wallace Drive. Four 2×12 foot lengths of scaffolding and wheels were taken but the platforms and other pieces were left behind.

Parachute problem

On Oct. 8 around 4 p.m. a resident in the 1500 block of Stelly’s X Road called to advise police an empty parachute had landed in his field. Police attended the scene but found the parachute and parachuter had been reunited prior to their arrival. Both were fine.

Moped mishap

Around 2 p.m. on Oct. 9 a person operating a moped in the crosswalk at the intersection of Keating X Road and Veyaness Road was bumped off his bike by a vehicle making a right turn. The moped driver sustained a minor scrape on his right knee and police are still investigating the incident.




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