On April 14, 2016 just after 1:00 AM, Sooke RCMP officers were called to a residence on Robinson Road in Otter Point. Witnesses reported that three males on ATVs had entered the property which has several dwellings on it, and were seen banging on the door of one home, asking, where the drug house was.
The males allegedly threw three Molotov Cocktails at the cabin, which landed on the front porch and started a fire. The occupants of the cabin awoke and the fires were put out, prior to anyone being injured.
Prior to police attendance, the suspects departed on the ATV’s. While the RCMP were conducting an investigation, an ATV approached the scene. Police attempted to conduct a vehicle stop, however the driver refused and evaded police.
In past several weeks, there have been large posters placed on Robinson Road by unknown persons. These posters warned of drug users and thieves living at the address on Robinson Road, where the arson occurred this past weekend. It is too early to clearly establish a connection between the posters and the arson; however, these links are being thoroughly investigated.
“Violence and vigilante activity will not be tolerated,” states S/Sgt. Jeff McArthur. “The Sooke RCMP will actively investigate and charge anyone who is responsible for these crimes. If you have information or concerns about criminal activity, please bring this information to the police and allow us to conduct an investigation.”
This incident ended with no injury to anyone, but this easily could have been different. The crimes committed by what may be vigilantes, are much more serious than those alleged to have been committed by their intended targets.
If you have information about this crime, please contact the Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call 1-888-222-TIPS (8477)
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