Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Nov. 27 to Dec. 3:
• On Nov. 27, a shoplifter was caught at a business in the 5700 block of Cowrie Street in Sechelt, after staff noticed the suspect appeared to be stuffing something into her purse. Staff followed the suspect out of the store where she was confronted. The suspect admitted to stealing several items and returned to the business to await police. Due to the suspect's young age and lack of previous history, the matter has been referred to Restorative Justice.
• On Nov. 27, a Coast resident fell for a common scam where the suspect calls homeowners and advises them that the homeowner's computer has been hacked (or is virus ridden, etc). The suspect then convinces the homeowner to allow him remote access to the computer so that the problem can be "fixed."
At some point, the suspect asks for credit card information to set up the payment plan for virus protection and if the homeowner refuses, then the suspect freezes up the computer. To learn more about the various scams circulating, please visit www.phonebusters.com.
• On Nov. 27, an alleged impaired driver was caught in the 2600 block of Lower Road in Roberts Creek, after police responded to an unwanted person complaint from a nearby business. The suspect left the business in his vehicle and when police located and stopped him, police noted the smell of alcohol. The driver was issued and failed two roadside alcohol-screening tests and was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
• On Nov. 28, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle making a left turn from a parking lot onto the 800 block of Gibsons Way. The driver of the vehicle advised police he was blinded by the sun and didn't see the pedestrian in the marked crosswalk until he struck her with the side of the vehicle. The pedestrian was knocked to the ground, but quickly got up and left the scene before the driver could exchange information with her. Police located the pedestrian after she attended a local clinic for minor injuries. The matter has been referred to ICBC.
• On Nov. 29, a thief stole four unsecured bikes from the front of a residence in the 700 block of Creekside Crescent in Gibsons. The bikes are described as a black Giant mountain bike, a dark blue and white Giant mountain bike, a light blue and white Giant mountain bike and a child's lime green Norco bike. The owner later located the three adult bikes hung up on stop signs all along Creekside Crescent, but the child's bike is still missing.
• On Nov. 29, police witnessed a vehicle fishtail and then accelerate on Mason Road near Norwest Bay Road in Sechelt to 120 km/hr in a 50-km zone. Police pulled the vehicle over and the driver was issued a seven-day impound notice for excessive speeding.
• On Nov. 29, a very distinctive necklace was turned over to police. The item was found on June 23, 2013 at the Egmont BC Ferries terminal and had been kept there in case anyone came to claim it. Owner may claim with detailed description, reference file 2013-8373.
• On Dec. 1, a three-vehicle accident occurred on Teredo Street near Shorncliffe Avenue in Sechelt after the first vehicle stopped at the crosswalk for a pedestrian. The second vehicle also slowed to a stop, but the third vehicle failed to notice the stopped vehicles and struck the rear of the second vehicle, pushing it into the rear of the first vehicle. The second vehicle sustained major rear and front-end damage and the driver and passenger were taken to hospital for moderate injuries. The driver of the third vehicle was issued a violation ticket for drive without due care and the matter has been referred to ICBC.
• On Dec. 2, police issued violations tickets and impounded two vehicles for street racing along Sechelt Inlet Road.
Police were doing patrols for a complaint of shots fired and witnessed two vehicles speeding on the road, with one vehicle driving northbound in the southbound lane. Police attempted to pull the faster vehicle over, but lost it when the suspect vehicle swerved abruptly and speed away off road. The vehicle was located abandoned later up a camp access road. The second vehicle was located and stopped later and the driver was issued a violation ticket for drive without consideration and his vehicle was impounded. Police are attempting to locate the driver of the first vehicle.