Police briefs

Technology nabbed, dumping ground, cougar aware, fishy tale

  • Oct. 21, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Technology nabbed

Police continue to investigate a theft from a business in the 1900 block of Keating X Road on Oct. 12. Someone entered the business near closing time and went into an area where there were no staff, police said. Two 20-inch iMac with accessories and a new digital Canon Rebel were stolen. Central Saanich Police called in forensic identification for analysis and fingerprinting. Anyone with information should call Central Saanich Police at 250-652-4441 (file #3437).

Dumping ground

Central Saanich police were called for a report of illegal dumping on a rural road in the Martindale area on Oct. 16. A mattress, fans and lamps were dumped in the 3200 block of Livesay Road. It was also reported that a week earlier someone had dumped a load of tree chippings in the same area.

Cougar aware

A cougar making the rounds near Keating school kept kids in at recess on Oct. 13. Central Saanich Police were called to the area around 1:30 p.m. near the rear parking lot of Keating elementary in the 6800 block of Central Saanich Road. School officials kept the children inside the school at recess. Oct. 15 police got another report of a cougar spotted in the area but the cat was not located either time.

Fishy tale

A pole went fishing without its owner on Oct. 17. Central Saanich Police were called to a report of a stolen fishing rod and tackle box from the back of a car in the 900 block of Verdier Avenue. Police were told that the suspect was on foot, carrying a skateboard and headed towards the water. Police did not locate a suspect.