Forensic evidence puts bite on suspect

Sometimes, what it takes to catch a suspect is old-fashioned police work

Sometimes, it takes old-fashioned sleuthing to solve a crime, as one Parksville woman found out to her likely dismay this week.

Oceanside RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson reported police were called to the French Creek Marina Store on Lee Road in Parksville on July 22 about a break and enter in progress.

The culprit didn’t manage to get in and was gone when they arrived and a search of the area proved fruitless.

However, a subsequent investigation by an RCMP forensic expert turned up some evidence that led police to a suspect they believe to have been involved.

As a result, police arrested a 45-year-old Parksville woman on August 28 and have recommended charges of attempted break and enter and mischief to the Crown prosecutor in relation to the attack.

The unnamed woman will appear in B.C. Provincial Court on October 25 in Nanaimo.

 

— News staff

 

 

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