Saanich police have now arrested a woman who reportedly deliberately placed an uncapped hypodermic needle on a business’s door.
It happened around 7 p.m. Sept. 30, near Burnside Road West and Harriet Road, according to police.
A 37-year-old woman was arrested Friday, Oct. 9, and she has been charged with one count of mischief. Investigators do not believe there is any connection to the other placed needles in the Greater Victoria area or that the Saanich business was targeted.
She will appear in court later this year.
When staff showed up to work Oct. 1, they found the needle and a piece of gauze placed on the building’s rear door, police said.
The back door had been taped off due to COVID-19, police said. Security video showed a woman sticking the needle and gauze onto a piece of the tape.
Staff disposed of the needle and no one was injured.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Saanich police or Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.