Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Jan. 8 to 15:
• On Jan. 9, a thief broke into a residence in the 1100 block of North Road in Gibsons by prying open a rear window to gain entry. The thief stole cash, and two jewellery boxes, one of which was a foot and a half tall. ??
• On Jan. 10, vandals attempted to break into a structure located near Derby Road and Granite Road in Sechelt by breaking a door. The vandals also spray painted graffiti over various items in the area.
• On Jan. 10, a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian occurred at the intersection of Gibsons Way and Shaw Road. A pedestrian was crossing the street when a vehicle making a left from Gibsons Way onto Shaw Road swerved in an attempt to miss the pedestrian, but still clipped him. The driver, described as a young, blonde, blue-eyed male in a yellow vehicle, did not stop to offer any assistance. The uninjured pedestrian was able to note the licence plate number so, police will be following up with the registered owner.
• Between Jan. 8 and 9, a thief stole a drill from an address in the 5700 block of Nickerson Road in Sechelt. The drill is described as a Dewalt 18-volt hammer drill in a Dewalt case, and had the initial "J.D." engraved on the bottom near the battery.
• On Jan. 11, a three-vehicle collision occurred on Highway 101 near Nestman Road in Sechelt after the first vehicle stopped to make a left hand turn. The second vehicle stopped to wait, but the third vehicle appeared from behind and failed to slow down, striking the second vehicle, which then struck the first vehicle.
The driver of the second vehicle was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver of the third vehicle was issued a violation ticket for driving without consideration.
• On Jan. 11, a possible impaired driver was reported on Highway 101 near Conrad Road in Roberts Creek after the witness reported a vehicle swerving all over the road and driving at varying speeds.
Police located the vehicle and spoke with the driver, who was not impaired. The driver advised she'd dropped her cigarette in her wheel well and was trying to reach for it, but failing that, decided to try to stomp it out. The driver was warned about distracted driving and given a notice and order for failing to produce her driver's licence.
• Overnight on Jan. 12, an attempted break-in occurred at a residence in the 5400 block of Wharf Road in Sechelt. The homeowner, who was home all night, woke up to find unknown suspects had removed the screens on her living room windows, but had probably been deterred from gaining entry by the reinforced locking systems on the windows themselves.
• Between Jan. 12 and 14, thieves broke into a storage yard in the 5600 block of Highway 101 and stole a Husqvarna 3120XP, described as the largest chainsaw Husqvarna makes. The chainsaw may have had a three-foot long chain bar and would be very distinguishable. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP at 604-885-2266 and reference file 13-251.
• Sometime during the first weeks of January, a thief stole a large, custom-made heavy steel bumper from a non-functioning 1974 Ford F250 that had been used as a gate ornament at an address in the 1200 block of Crowe Road in Roberts Creek.
The bumper is painted black and has a checkered pattern on top and space for a winch. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 13-255.
• Overnight on Jan. 14, a thief stole a lime green Brodie Menace mountain bike from an unsecured carport in the 5700 block of Nickerson Road in Sechelt. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 13-259.