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Weekly police report

Sunshine Coast RCMP
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Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Nov. 23 to Dec. 4:

• On Nov. 23, a break and enter at the Garden Bay Pub was reported to the Sunshine Coast RCMP. The break-in occurred between 1:30 and 5 a.m. after entry had been gained through a window. A safe was accessed and approximately $1,800 in bills and rolled coins was stolen. The investigation is on-going.
• On Nov. 27, a three-vehicle collision occurred in the northbound lane of Highway 101 near Selma Park Road after traffic slowed, and a motorist failed to slow down in time, rear-ending a second vehicle, which was stopped in front of it. The impact of this collision caused the stopped vehicle to rear-end a third vehicle in front of it, also stopped in traffic. The first two vehicles were towed from the scene and the driver of the second vehicle was taken to hospital for neck pain. A violation ticket for drive without due care was issued to the driver of the vehicle that initiated the collision.
• Between Nov. 23 and 27, a thief stole a vehicle that had been parked in the 1600 block of Field Road in Wilson Creek. The glossy black 1988 Jeep Cherokee had a five-inch lift kit, black rims and L.E.D. head lights. The key had been left with the vehicle. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP at 604-885-2266, reference file 2012-8130.
• Sometime between Nov. 16 to 18, a thief stole an unsecured utility trailer from the 5400 block of Burnett Road in Sechelt. The four by eight foot black steel trailer is a 1999 Trailerman brand with tilt-dumping capability and a rack over the top. There was also a spare tire on the front of the trailer.
• On Nov. 26, a thief stole a brand new hot water tank from behind a business in the 5400 block of Trail Avenue in Sechelt. The stolen hot water tank is a white A.O. Smith make, WPC Canada model. Anyone with any information on this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 2012-8149.
• A possibly vintage cigarette lighter was turned into RCMP. The lighter has distinctive markings and features. Owner may claim with detailed description from RCMP, reference file 2012-8179.
• Overnight on Nov. 30, a thief stole a blue Weber charcoal barbeque. The barbeque is dome-shaped and has two wheels.
• On Nov. 30, a Coast resident reported an attempted fraud after she advertised an item for sale on the local buy and sell. The resident was contacted by a buyer who sent a cheque for three times the asking price. The buyer told the resident the extra was to pay for shipping, and requested the resident return the leftover funds with the item itself. Fortunately, the resident's bank advised that the cheque was fraudulent before the resident did anything further. This is a common "overpayment" scam. Please visit www.phonebusters.com or www.antifraudcentre.ca to learn more about scams and how to recognize them.
• On Dec. 1, a thief stole a charity collection tin from a business in the 900 block of Gibsons Way. The small tin, which was wrapped in white paper and had photos of needy children on it, contained about $75 in coins and bills in it. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 12-8236.
• Overnight on Dec. 2, a vandal smashed a window of a vehicle parked in the 4700 block of Laurel Avenue in Sechelt. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle and no other damage was reported.
• On Dec. 3, a thief stole two bottles of alcohol from a business in the 900 block of Venture Way in Gibsons. The suspect, described as a heavy-set Asian male, between 20 to 30 years old, 250 pounds and six feet, three inches tall, was seen getting into a purple mini-van with an "N" on it. Police are reviewing surveillance footage.

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