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Weekly police report

Sunshine Coast RCMP

Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Dec. 4 to 11:

• On Dec. 4, a witness reported an erratic driver southbound on Highway 101 near Roberts Creek. The driver was apparently swerving all over the road, slamming on the brakes unexpectedly and at one point, coming to a complete stop for no apparent reason in the middle of the road.

The witness provided a driver and vehicle description as well as licence plate number. Police have requested a driver fitness review.

• On Dec. 4, police responded to a complaint about a camouflage-wearing youth carrying a gun with an orange tip walking into the bushes at the end of O'Shea Road in Gibsons. Police located the male and confirmed that the gun was actually an air-soft rifle and was being carried correctly with the orange safety tip in place. The cooperative youth, who said he had been planning on shooting at leaves, was advised to get a carrying case to avoid similar complaints in future.

• On Dec. 4, a small bush fire was reported in the 5700 block of Trail Avenue in Sechelt. It appears the suspect poured a small amount of camping fuel into a hedge and lit it on fire. Fortunately, a nearby resident noticed the fire and put it out before much damage occurred.

• On Dec. 5, a two-vehicle collision occurred at the south end of Redrooffs Road on Highway 101 in Halfmoon Bay after a southbound vehicle on the highway pulled out into the on-coming lane in order to make the sharp right turn onto Redrooffs.

The following southbound vehicle driver, believing the first vehicle was going to make a left turn, continued through and struck the side of the first vehicle when it pulled back around to make its turn. No injuries were reported and after consulting witnesses, no violation ticket will be issued.

• On Dec. 5, a child's bike was reported found in the 5700 block of Medusa Street in Sechelt. The owner may claim with detailed description, by calling RCMP at 604—885-2266 and reference file number 12-8327.

• On Dec. 6, an alleged shoplifter was caught at a business in the 5500 block of Highway 101. The thief was witnessed concealing several items in her purse and upon exiting the shop, the thief was confronted by a staff member. The thief was cooperative and the matter is being referred to the restorative justice committee.

On Dec. 8, a suspected thief cut the lock off a shed in the 5200 block of Snodgrass Road in Selma Park and stole an old red Skil brand gas-powered weed whacker.

A witness later reported seeing a male suspect with a flashlight lurking around the shed at around 5 a.m. The witness asked the male what he was doing and the male fled into a waiting vehicle and drove off. The suspect vehicle is described as a small black two door, possibly an import. Police would like to encourage people who witness anything suspicious or a crime in progress to call 9-1-1 at the time of the occurrence.

• On Dec. 11, an iPod was turned in from a business in the 900 block of Gibsons Way. Owner may claim with detailed description by calling RCMP and reference file number 12-8446.

— Submitted



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