On December 17 just before 1 am, a Saanich man was arrested for break and enter to a business in the Uptown Shopping Centre. Police were contacted by Uptown Security who reported they observed a male smash the front bay window with a rock at Urban Trail. The male proceeded to enter the business, select items from inside, and then flee the area on foot.
Numerous police members responded and contained the area where Uptown Security last saw the male. “During the search, a police officer spotted the male hiding in the bushes near the Galloping Goose Trail by Ravine Way” stated Sgt. Damian Kowalewich. “He was taken into custody with the assistance of SPD officers who happened to be conducting an Impaired Driving Counterattack nearby”.
Police recovered over $5000.00 of clothing and items from the store. The Forensic Identification Section attended to assist with the investigation and secure evidence.
Devin CLAYTON (23) was charged with break and enter pursuant to Section 348 (1)(b) of the Criminal Code. He is expected to appear in court in the near future.
Sgt. Damian Kowalewich