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Shawnigan man faces numerous charges after weekend incidents

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Shawnigan Lake RCMP have a Shawnigan Lake man in custody after a vehicle was taken without the owner's consent near Shawnigan Beach Estates.

Police responded to a complaint just before 3 a.m. Sunday and located the vehicle a short time later. Police immediately tried to pull over the vehicle, but could not due to the driver's actions.

About one hour later, the suspect returned home and fled on foot when police arrived.

RCMP Police Dog Services was called and the work of dog Tony resulted in the accused being located hiding in a neighbour's yard. He was arrested without further incident.

Police say the same suspect has also been identified in an incident where a man had been dropped off by a local shuttle service and threatened the driver with a knife just prior to the stolen car being reported.

Charges are pending against Mitchell Wallace, 25, including: taking an auto without the owner's consent, uttering threats, possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace and driving while prohibited.

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