Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following this week:
• On Nov. 5, a vehicle was heading westbound in the 5800 block of Highway 101 when a dog darted out onto the road in front of it. The driver hit the brakes, but was unable to avoid the dog, who ran away after the collision. The driver stopped at the scene and remained in the vehicle when an unknown male, believed to be the dog owner, approached the driver's door and began ramming the vehicle with his bicycle, causing a dent. A witness to the mischief stopped to offer his assistance and the suspect fled.
• On Nov. 6, a shoplifter stole a woman's Vancouver Canucks watch from a business in the 900 block of Gibsons Way. The stolen watch has a white band and a white face with the Canucks' logo on it.
• On Nov. 7, an abandoned jeep was reported under the power lines at the end of Gowland Road in Sechelt. The jeep had stolen licence plates on it. Police are attempting to locate the owner of the vehicle.
• On Nov. 8, police were called to a residence in the 2600 block of Lower Road in Roberts Creek to assist with a mother bear that had fallen into a chicken coop. Two cubs were apparently waiting for the mother outside the coop. By the time police arrived, the mother bear had managed to escape the coop on her own (after eating a chicken) and fled the scene with her cubs. The conservation service has been advised.
• On Nov. 8, a two-vehicle collision occurred on Redrooffs Road at Fawn Road in Halfmoon Bay after a northbound vehicle on Redrooffs was struck by a second vehicle making a left turn onto Redrooffs from Fawn Road. No serious injuries were reported and the driver of the second vehicle was issued a violation ticket for failing to yield after a stop.
On Nov. 8, a single-vehicle collision occurred on Redrooffs Road at Sargent Bay Provincial Park. A driver jumped out of his westbound vehicle on Redrooffs Road after the brakes failed, and the vehicle continued on unmanned. The vehicle drove into a ditch, striking an embankment, causing it to send the vehicle back onto the roadway where it hit a cement barricade before coming to a rest overturned in the middle of the eastbound lane. Fortunately, no other vehicles or pedestrians were involved. The totalled vehicle was towed and the driver was issued a violation ticket for driving without due care and attention.
• On Nov. 8, police were advised of a suspicious man wearing what appeared to be a gun holster. The witness provided a vehicle licence plate, description and direction of travel. Police located the vehicle nearby and spoke to the driver who was wearing a converted holster as a purse.
• On Nov. 9, police observed a vehicle roll through two stop signs, on Wharf Road and Ebbtide Street in Sechelt, without coming to a complete stop.
The vehicle was stopped as the vehicle was also being driven without its lights illuminated at night. Police detected an odour of alcohol on the breath on the driver, and the driver provided two breath samples, resulting in a ‘warn’ reading. The driver was issued with a three-day immediate driving prohibition, and given a ride home by police.
• On Nov. 10, police were following a vehicle, and discovered through a police query that the registered owner of the vehicle was not licenced. Police stopped the vehicle and confirmed that the registered owner was in fact driving the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded for seven days and the driver was issued a violation ticket for driving without a licence.
• On Nov. 11, police stopped a vehicle after a police query revealed that it did not have active insurance. During the stop, it was revealed that the driver did not have a drivers’ licence, and was prohibited from driving. Police also seized a stolen validation sticker from the licence plate of the vehicle. The driver was arrested and released on an appearance notice. Police seized the licence plates from the vehicle, and the vehicle was impounded
• On Nov. 12, police received a complaint of a possible impaired driver having just left a liquor establishment in Sechelt. Police located the vehicle parked in Davis Bay and initiated a vehicle stop. The driver exhibited gross signs of intoxication and was arrested for impaired driving. A small quantity of marijuana and pipe were seized from the vehicle. The driver provided two breath samples and was found to be over three times the legal limit. The driver was released on a promise to appear in court.