Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for the week of June 1 to 7.
• Early on June 3, three male suspects were witnessed tagging various areas of a building in the 5600 block of Wharf Road, Sechelt. The suspects used a felt pen to tag walls with initials and words. The file is still under investigation.
• On June 3, a witness reported a hit and run between two vehicles on Mahan Road, Gibsons, after the first vehicle backed into a parked vehicle and struck it on the front driver's side bumper. The collision resulted in damage to both vehicles but the driver of the first vehicle fled the scene without leaving any information for the second vehicle's owner. The witness managed to take down the first vehicle's licence plate number and description. The file is still under investigation.
• Between June 1 and 4, a thief broke in to an address in the 5700 block of Spindrift Street, Sechelt. The point of entry appears to have been an unsecured window. The thief stole a silver and black laptop computer, an X-Box game console, several X-Box games including Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, and three vintage gold rings. The rings were all 18 karat gold; one had a black Alaska elongated diamond, the second had 20 diamonds and a gold butterfly on top, and the third had three sapphires surrounded by diamonds. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 14-3542.
• Between May 28 and June 1, a suspect broke in to an outbuilding on Sandy Beach Trail, Keats Island, and stole a variety of tools. It appears the suspect forced open a door latch and lock to gain entry.
• Overnight on June 4, vandals damaged property at the Coast Gravity Park, Sechelt, by attempting to pull open the large metal entrance gate. The gate was severely kinked and a concrete block was uprooted.
• On June 5, a possible impaired driver was reported after a witness saw a vehicle almost hit a cyclist on Highway 101 in Garden Bay. Police located the vehicle in Halfmoon Bay and initiated a traffic stop. Police immediately noted the driver exhibiting signs of intoxication. The driver refused to provide a breath sample for a roadside alcohol-screening test so was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition for refusal and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. Police also issued an inspection notice for the vehicle as it was in poor condition.
• On June 5, a resident reported hearing a loud boom around the 900 block of Gilmour Road, Gibsons. Police made patrols and spoke to a resident in the 800 block of Cemetery Road, who advised her husband had used a bear banger to scare off some coyotes from their property.
• On June 7, a possible impaired driver was reported in the 7800 block of Fawn Road, Halfmoon Bay, after a vehicle went off the road and hit a pole. A witness reported seeing the vehicle driving erratically before losing control. The driver was given and failed a roadside alcohol-screening test and was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The driver was also given a violation ticket for driving without due care and attention.
• On June 7, police witnessed a vehicle driving well over the posted speed limit northbound on Highway 101 in Madeira Park. The vehicle was pulled over and police noted the odour of alcohol from the driver. The driver, who advised he had consumed alcohol one hour prior, was given and failed a roadside alcohol-screening test. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
• Overnight on June 8, a thief stole a 24-inch brass propeller from a property in the 4000 block of Browning Road. The propeller weighs about 30 to 40 pounds, is solid brass or bronze, has three blades and is polished with a clear varnish.
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