Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Dec. 18 to 30:
• On Dec. 18, a thief stole a green in colour Yamaha 450 Kodiak ATV from a residence near Carlson Point in Halfmoon Bay. Anyone with information about the stolen ATV is asked to contact the Sunshine Coast RCMP at 604-885-2266 and reference file 2013-8799.
• On Dec. 20, RCMP responded to multiple motor vehicle collisions as a result of the first real snowfall of 2013.
The roads were very slick, which kept the local towing companies very busy. Drivers are urged to drive cautiously during winter driving conditions and to ensure their vehicles are equipped with proper tires and equipment.
• On Dec. 21, the BC Ambulance Service reported a two-vehicle head-on collision on Sechelt Inlet Road, just past Porpoise Bay Park involving a car heading southbound and a minivan heading northbound.
The driver of the minivan lost control after completing a turn, which caused the minivan to cross over the centre line and collide with the small car. The driver of the car sustained back and neck injuries and the passenger complained of chest pains. The driver of the minivan had no apparent injuries.
Sechelt Inlet Road was noted to be wet at the time of the collision. The driver of the minivan was issued a violation ticket for failing to keep right.
• On Dec. 22, a Brodie mountain bike was found near Elphinstone and Lockyer Road in Gibsons. The bike was turned into the Gibsons RCMP detachment. The owner may claim the mountain bike with a detailed description by referencing file 2013-8904.
• On Dec. 24, the RCM-SAR unit in Pender Harbour requested assistance with a male who capsized his vessel near Earl's Cove. RCM-SAR advised that they believed the operator/owner of the vessel to be intoxicated. RCM-SAR provided the male with a lifejacket, but he was refused to leave his boat. Members of the RCMP attended the vessel with the assistance of RCM-SAR. The owner was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and lodged in cells for the night. The owner was released when sober without charges.
• On Dec. 24, the BC Ambulance Service reported a three-vehicle collision on Gibsons Way at Pratt Road in Gibsons.
RCMP arrived and located two of the three vehicles involved in the collision. The two vehicles at the scene of the incident were rear-ended while turning left from Gibsons Way to Pratt Road by the vehicle that fled the scene. Whiplash type injuries were reported.
The third vehicle and the driver were located a short time after the collision by the police. Police served the driver of the fleeing vehicle a violation ticket for failing to remain at the scene of an accident.
• On Dec. 24, police stopped a vehicle in the 1000 block of Gibsons Way, after they heard the sound of squealing tires while patrolling in the area.
Police located and observed a vehicle attempting a “burn-out” in a nearby business parking lot. Police conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle and noted that the driver smelled of alcohol. The driver admitted to consuming multiple drinks earlier in the night. A road-side screening demand was read and resulted in two failed roadside tests.
The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and had his vehicle impounded for 30 days.
• On Dec. 27, a thief stole a bike from the front of a residence in the 300 block of King Road, Gibsons. The bike is described as a brown Norco 18 speed.
• On Dec. 28, a vehicle had its rear window broken while parked in Tsain-Ko Village parking lot in Sechelt. Any witnesses are urged to contact RCMP.
• On Dec. 28, a locked vehicle was broken into while it was parked near the B.C. Ambulance station on Wharf Road in Sechelt. The driver’s side window was pried open to gain entry to the vehicle. The glove box had been opened and two compact discs were stolen.
• On Dec. 29, a HTC cell phone was turned into the Gibsons RCMP detachment. The cell phone was found on Dec. 10 near the intersection of Seaview Road and
Beach Avenue in Gibsons. The owner may claim the phone with a detailed description, reference file 2013-9015.
• On Dec. 30, a shop owner from the Trail Bay Mall located a bank envelope on the property which contained a sum of money. The owner may claim the money with a detailed description, reference file 2013-9024.