Man arrested for basket theft
Aug 26 2012
Saanich police have arrested a 36-year-old man after a donated gift basket at a Tour de Rock fundraising event was stolen on Friday.
The man was arrested in Hampton Park Saturday morning after police were called for an unrelated matter. A police officer reviewed surveillance video from Pearkes Recreation Centre, where the gift basket was stolen, and recognized the man.
Police have recovered almost all of the items that were in the gift basket.
The man was released on condition that he not to go to the Pearkes Recreation Centre. Police are recommending charges of theft and possession of stolen property.