Oak Bay Police were conducting surveillance on a prolific property crime offender on Oct. 26 when officers observed the individual in breach of a number of his release conditions. (Flavio Nienow/News staff)

Oak Bay Police surveillance leads to arrest

Police caught individual in breach of a number of his release conditions

Police surveillance led to an arrest last week in Oak Bay.

Oak Bay Police officers were conducting surveillance on a prolific property crime offender Friday when officers observed the individual in breach of a number of his release conditions.

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The male was arrested and held in custody to appear in court.

“When we learn of a prolific offender in our community, we immediately and consistently dedicate the time and resources to ensure the offender complies with any and all conditions,” said Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties.

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Erik Vanden-Bulck had been charged with four counts of breach of recognizance. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 12 months of probation.



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