West Shore, BC: Shortly before 10:00 a.m. on September 7th, West Shore RCMP were called to investigate an alleged fraud involving a credit card at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel located at 829 McCallum Rd in Langford.
Upon investigating, officers learned that the credit card used at the hotel was fake and that the suspects were still inside the hotel.
Police located a white Ford pickup associated with the suspect and observed one man getting into it. Police attempted to prevent the vehicle from driving away but the driver fled the parking lot towards Leigh Rd, in attempt to evade police.
Police did not pursue the vehicle as it was deemed too dangerous at the time. However, the vehicle was spotted moments later, stuck on the cement median at the intersection of McCallum Rd and Leigh Rd after nearly striking a flagger working in that area.
The lone male occupant, a 27 year old man from Alberta, was arrested at the scene.
The man has been held in custody and set to appear in court on September 8th where he will be answering to charges from Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Breach of Recognizance and Fraud.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS.
File # 2016-13153
West Shore RCMP