Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Jan. 29 to Feb. 5:
• Overnight on Jan. 29, a thief gained entry into an unlocked vehicle parked in the 1100 block of Cartwright Road in Gibsons and stole a small can of white stain, a painting tray and paintbrush.
• On Jan. 29, an older model smart phone was found on Lower Road near Stephens Road in Roberts Creek. The owner may claim with a detailed description, by calling RCMP at 604-885-2266 and reference file 13-565.
• Overnight on Jan. 28, in the 1500 block of Thompson Road in Langdale, a thief stole two bicycles from an open carport as well as rifled through an unlocked vehicle and stole a small blue flashlight.
One of the stolen bikes was a black and silver Giant Rincon 24-speed mountain bike. The second bike was a small red BMX.
• On Jan. 31, police attended to a single-vehicle collision on Highway 101 near Trout Lake Road in Halfmoon Bay after a passerby reported a damaged vehicle parked in the area. The lone driver was located nearby. He had suffered minor injuries, but was otherwise OK. The driver advised he had lost control of the vehicle on the wet corner and then hydroplaned into the ditch. The vehicle then struck a rock and flipped over end-to-end before coming to a rest. No violation ticket was issued.
• Some cash was found in the 1300 block of Roberts Creek Road. Owner may claim with a detailed description of container and contents by referencing file 13-625.
• Overnight on Feb. 2, a thief gained entry into several vehicles and a business in the 5800 block of Sechelt Inlet Road. As there were no signs of forced entry, it is believed the vehicles and the business may have been unlocked.
While several things were disturbed, the only item reported stolen to date is an older model blue iPod.
• Overnight on Feb. 2, a thief gained entry into an unlocked vehicle parked in the 5800 block of Trail Avenue in Sechelt and stole some bank and identification cards. All the bank cards have been cancelled and the owner was advised to be alert for any signs of identify fraud.
• Between Jan. 1 to 18, a thief stole a 17.5-foot long Larson Bowrider Sport fibreglass in-board motorboat from an address in the 2400 block of Lower Road. The boat is white with black detailing and had a black canvas cover.
Also stolen was the EZ Loader boat trailer, which had B.C. licence plate UPJ 83Y.
The hydraulic system that lifts the leg on the boat and the lights on the trailer are not functioning. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 13-692.
• On Feb. 4, police witnessed a vehicle speeding on Teredo Street near Trail Avenue in Sechelt. The officer pulled the vehicle over and the driver, who admitted to having consumed alcohol earlier, was given a roadside alcohol-screening test. After two ‘warn’ results, the driver was issued a three-day immediate roadside prohibition.