Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following this week:
• Between Oct. 7 and 9, thieves broke into a business compound in the 900 block Gibsons Way, stealing a large number of tools of various makes, including garden trimmers, chain saws, leaf blowers, mowers, pressure washers, outboard motors, ramps and hand-tools. Some of the items were marked "Gibsons Home Hardware loaner." Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP at 604-885-2266, reference file 12-7083.
• On Oct. 10, a resident lost two rings at the Langdale ferry terminal women's washroom. The first ring is described as an 18-karat yellow and white gold band with a large oval sapphire surrounded by 18 brilliant and baguette cut diamonds. The second ring is a simple yellow gold band. Contact RCMP if you have any details.
• On Oct. 10, a single-vehicle accident occurred on Highway 101 near Sakinaw Lake Road. A southbound vehicle appears to have failed to navigate a curve and veered off onto the shoulder, striking a boulder and ending up down the embankment. The fire department extricated the driver and passenger and both were taken to hospital for injuries. Speed is considered a factor in the accident.
• On Oct. 13, a passerby located some property hidden in some bushes in the 5500 block of Inlet Avenue in Sechelt. One item, a piece of camping equipment, was still in its box and the other, a piece of audio equipment, appeared to have been left there recently. Owner may claim with detailed description, reference file 12-7174.
On Oct. 13, a possible impaired driver was reported in the 5500 block of Highway 101 after a witness saw a black truck hit a post and then drive off towards Gibsons. Police located the vehicle driving erratically near Monkey Tree Lane and attempted a traffic stop. When the driver finally pulled over, officers observed the driver exhibiting signs of intoxication. The driver was arrested for suspicion of impaired driving. The driver was charged with impaired driving, failure to provide a breath sample, breach of recognizance, and obstruction.
• Between Oct. 12 and 13, a thief gained entry into an unlocked vehicle parked in the 5600 block of Cowrie Street in Sechelt and stole some vehicle documents and non-prescription drugs. The vehicle's battery had died as result of the door being left ajar overnight. No other damage or theft was reported.
• On Oct. 14, a single-vehicle accident occurred in the 7700 block of Highway 101 after a northbound vehicle swerved to avoid a vehicle making a sudden left turn. The northbound vehicle lost control and came to a rest on its side in the southbound ditch. The driver was able to exit the vehicle on his own and was treated on scene by paramedics for minor injuries. No violation ticket was issued.
• On Oct. 13, a vehicle owner witnessed an unknown suspect inside his vehicle, which was parked in the 5600 block of Wharf Road in Sechelt. The owner confronted the male and chased him down the street, but lost sight of him. No detailed description of the suspect was obtained other than he was about five feet eight inches tall and wore baggy pants. The owner reported two Rockford Fosgate 10-inch subs and a Rockford Fosgate Amplifier were stolen from his vehicle.