Woman nabbed in Qualicum after high speed police chase

A man and woman are facing charges after a police chase ended in Qualicum. The pair is connected to a break and enter at Jays Lace it Up.

  • Apr. 23, 2012 6:00 a.m.

A woman is in custody after thousands of dollars worth of goods from Jay’s Lace It Up were found in a car she was driving. Oceanside RCMP apprehended her after a car and foot chase that began near Port Alberni.

According to an RCMP press release, police responded to a call of a break-in at ‘Jay’s Lace It Up’ at 5:45 a.m. on April 22. At the scene, officers discovered that someone had broken in and thousands of dollars in property were stolen.

Police gave chase to an eastbound speeding vehicle on Hwy. 4 after it failed to pull over and fled.

The fleeing vehicle rolled over a spike belt set at Hilliers Road by Oceanside RCMP, who had been called in to assist. The vehicle continued to flee despite a front tire being flattened and eventually drove into a ditch at Village Way and Memorial Drive in Qualicum Beach.

The vehicle occupants – a male and female – ran from the car. The female was caught after a brief foot chase. The male passenger evaded capture, despite the efforts of a police dog team.

Police recovered the car, which was reported stolen from Nanaimo last week.

Charges have been laid against Robyn Schultz, 29, and Pierre Guidotto, 39, Crown Counsel Gordon Baines said. Neither is a Port Alberni resident, Baines said.

Guidotto remains at large.

The charges include vehicle theft, break and enter and theft over $5,000, fleeing from police, and dangerous driving.

Schultz faces further charges, Baines said.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

Just Posted

Port Alberni RCMP recover stolen tool chest

Police still searching for the rightful owner

Kuu-us Crisis Service celebrates 25th anniversary

Port Alberni-based business sets sights on national realm

Vehicle fire extinguished near Cathedral Grove

Fire shut down Highway 4 in both directions

McLean Mill’s steam engine done for the season

McLean Mill Society to consult with community about future of steam

Great Central Lake resort owners jump in to fight nearby wildfire

Marleys put repurposed firetruck to good use during B.C. Day fire

Average Canadian family spends 43% of income on taxes: study

Fraser Institute’s consumer report shows taxes accounting for larger chunk of income each year

RCMP to search for body after man drowns in B.C.’s Buntzen Lake

Officers and fire crews responded but the man from the Lower Mainland is believed to have drowned.

Police chiefs call for stricter controls on pill presses to fight opioids

Canada’s police chiefs are urging Ottawa to beef up its fight against the opioid scourge by closely vetting people who import pill presses

Victoria police say explicit calls continue to target women

Over 50 reports of unwanted, sexually explicit calls have come in

Four-hour ferry delay on Buckley Bay-Denman Island route

BC Ferries reported the cable ferry is experiencing issues with the head shieve.

‘It’s like a party in your mouth’

B.C. creator’s Milkshake Burger makes its debut at the PNE

Vehicle catches fire near Vancouver Island provincial park

Fire shut down Highway 4 in both directions

Most Read