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Elected officials present at the December 10 2018 Regular Council meeting: Mayor Maja Tait, and Councillors Jeff Bateman, Al Beddows, Ebony Logins, Megan McMath, Brenda Parkinson and Tony St-Pierre.
At the December 10 Regular Council meeting, a printed RCMP Report was received. As there was no RCMP officer to field questions, no questions were asked. Thus, there was no discussion on the report. It was unanimously received for the record.
In October, the report showed that there were 80 offences registered, with over half falling (47) falling under the theft and property damage under $5,000 (20 counts of mischief/property damage under $5,000, 18 counts of theft under $5,000, and 9 theft from vehicles under $5,000). There were also 18 offences registered under the Mental Health Act. There were 401 calls for service from within Sooke.
In the year-to-date column, there have been 74 assaults and 18 sexual assaults (up significantly from previous years) registered with the Sooke RCMP. Also notable is that 14 vehicles have been stolen. There have been 3,518 calls for service from within Sooke.
From the report:
“In the month of October, Sooke Detachment fielded a total of 512 calls or occurrences. Out of these, 401 occurred within the boundaries of the District of Sooke. As of the end of October, Sooke Detachment has had a total of 5101 calls so far this year, and of those, 3815 were from within the District of Sooke.
“Also, please find information as noted below for the month of October.
- Guardroom statistics: 14 prisoners
- Criminal record check statistics: Paid — 29 Volunteer — 56
“Traffic Stats — October 2018
- Violation Tickets : 18
- Notice and Orders : 1
- Impaired’s (Immediate Roadside Prohibitions) : 6″
See the full RCMP Report here.
Also covered at the December 10 Regular Council meeting:
- Sooke launches participation with an Island-wide business licencing option
- Controversial “house-keeping” bylaw passes Council scrutiny, public hearing in January
- RCMP report gives overview of criminal activity in Sooke, October and year to date
- Presentation to Sooke Council: People living rough could die while governments decide what to do with them
- Acting mayor schedule for 2019
- Meeting dates for regular Council meetings in 2019 scheduled
- West Coast Road sidewalk to Ed McGregor Park to be funded by the sprinkler fund
- New council pushes “What’s in it for Sooke” when it comes to development
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