Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Jan. 21 to 27:
• On Jan. 21, a multi-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Wharf Road and Cowrie Street in Sechelt.
Stopped at a red light, the driver of the first vehicle, while looking to see who was calling him on his cell phone, lost contact with the brake pedal and rolled forward into the rear of the second vehicle in front of him. This caused the second vehicle to move forward into the third vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle, which also sustained the most damage in the incident, briefly lost consciousness and was taken to hospital by paramedics.
The driver of the first vehicle was issued a violation ticket for following too closely.
• On Jan. 22, police pulled over a vehicle after noting it leaving a licenced liquor establishment in the 900 block of Gibsons Way. The driver advised he'd just consumed a glass of wine prior to driving. The driver was given a roadside alcohol-screening test, which resulted in a ‘warn’ reading. The driver was issued a three-day immediate roadside prohibition and his driver's licence was seized.
• On Jan. 23, a Coast resident reported receiving numerous phone calls advising that her late husband had won a large amount of cash. The caller was insistent and advised the resident that someone would be attending the resident's house to present her with the cash prize.
The resident, rightly believing this was a scam, called police and was advised that if anyone actually does show up, to call police.
Police encourage everyone to learn more about scams and how to recognize them by visiting websites such as the Better Business Bureau and www.phonebusters.com.
• On Jan. 23, an alleged shoplifter was caught by staff at a business in the 700 block of Gibsons Way. The suspect was cooperative and staff was able to recover the stolen goods. The suspect was banned from the business, but no charges will be pursued.
• On Jan. 25, mischief was reported along North Road near Boyle Road in Gibsons. Several incidents of mischief in the form of tagging were noted along the road. Anyone with any information about this mischief is asked to contact RCMP at 604-885-2266 and reference file 14-534.
• On Jan. 25, police attended to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident in the intersection of Gibsons Way and Shaw Road.
A vehicle making a left turn out of a parking lot into the eastbound lane struck a pedestrian heading north in the crosswalk. The pedestrian rolled onto the vehicle's hood and was carried almost 15 feet before the vehicle came to a full stop.
The pedestrian was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The file is still under investigation.
• On Jan. 25, police conducted a traffic stop with a speeding vehicle in the 4200 block of Highway 101. Upon speaking with the driver, the officer noted the odour of alcohol and the driver admitted to consuming alcohol earlier. The driver was given a roadside alcohol-screening test, which resulted in a ‘warn’ reading. The driver was issued a three-day immediate roadside prohibition and his driver's licence was seized.
• Overnight on Jan. 25, a thief gained entry into a business property in the 5600 block of Wharf Avenue in Sechelt and stole four used tires.
Police are reviewing surveillance footage.
• Overnight on Jan. 27, a suspect attempted to gain entry into a building in the 5800 block of Barnacle Street in Sechelt by removing a window. The suspect moved a number of items around off a shelf located below the window but doesn't appear to have actually entered the building. It is also not yet known if anything was actually stolen.