Police chase stolen truck through Central Saanich

High traffic ends chase, truck rolls over on Pat Bay Highway leading to suspect's arrest

A man was arrested after being found inside an allegedly stolen truck that rolled over on the Pat Bay Highway on Sunday.

The incident began around 1:40 p.m. when the On Star navigation system inside a Chevrolet Colorado pickup alerted police the vehicle was being stolen. It was taken from a hotel parking lot in the 3300 block of Douglas Street in Victoria. The truck’s owner also reported it stolen.

The truck was tracked through Victoria and Saanich into Central Saanich, where police tried to follow it, but heavy traffic made it impossible.

Just before 3 p.m., Central Saanich officers learned the truck rolled off the highway at Island View Road. They found a suspect inside, uninjured, and arrested the 33-year-old man.

Police recommended charges of theft over $5,000, possession of stolen property over $5,000, dangerous driving, causing a police pursuit and failing to stop for police.