Weekly police report

Sunshine Coast RCMP

Submitted / Sunshine Coast RCMP
May 7, 2014 10:13 AM

Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for April 29 to May 5:

• On April 29, police were conducting a roadblock on Highway 101 near Monkey Tree Lane in Sechelt, when they noted a vehicle trying to evade the roadblock by pulling into a random driveway.

Police reached the vehicle before the driver could exit and noted an overbearing odour of alcohol. The driver, who advised he'd consumed alcohol two hours prior, was given and failed two roadside alcohol-screening tests.

The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

• On April 29, mischief was reported to a totem pole being carved in front of St. Mary's Hospital in Sechelt. The suspect used a black felt marker to write on the bottom of the pole as well on a tent wall. The suspect also left behind a drawing of a native wolf. Anyone with any information about this mischief is asked to contact RCMP at 604-885-2266 and reference file 14-2578.

• On April 29, a witness reported a possible impaired driver swerving and travelling at erratic speeds northbound on Highway 101 at Field Road in Wilson Creek.

Police located and witnessed the vehicle swerving in Davis Bay and initiated a traffic stop. The driver was showing signs of drug impairment and did poorly on a standard field sobriety test. The driver was issued a 24-hour driving suspension and a violation ticket for fail to wear a seatbelt.

• On April 30, police attended a single-vehicle collision in the 6600 block of Highway 101 after BC Ambulance Service advised of a vehicle down an embankment. The single occupant and driver was able to exit the vehicle on his own, but was taken to hospital for assessment. The driver advised police he had fallen asleep at the wheel and gone off road, down the embankment and into a tree.

The driver was issued a violation ticket for drive without due care and attention. The matter has been referred to ICBC.

• Overnight on May 1, a thief tampered with a lock and gate to gain access into a locked compound in the 13500 block of Highway 101 in Madeira Park, and stole a trailer with two Sea-Doo's on it.

Later in the day, police recovered the trailer and one Sea-Doo from Menacher Road in Pender Harbour. The still missing Sea-Doo is a 240 horsepower three seater model. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP and reference file 14-2632.

• On April 30, a thief stole a light green 27-speed Brodie bike from the Sechelt Waterfront Park. The bike has straight handlebars and a grey Vaude saddlebag on the back.

• On May 1, a witness reported a possible impaired driver sitting in his parked vehicle in the 4500 block of Highway 101.

Police located the lone driver and occupant and detected a faint odour of alcohol. The witness had seen the driver consuming alcohol a short time earlier so the driver was issued a roadside alcohol-screening test, which resulted in a fail.

The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

• On May 2, police witnessed a possible impaired driver northbound on Sechelt Inlet Road. The vehicle was swerving in its lane at erratic speeds before coming to a stop in the middle of the road. Police pulled the vehicle over and observed the driver exhibiting signs of intoxication.

The driver advised he'd consumed alcohol shortly prior to driving. The driver was given and failed a roadside alcohol-screening test. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

• On May 2, a thief gained entry to a business in the 4700 block of Highway 101 in Sechelt, by smashing a glass patio door with a rock. The thief stole some liquor. It is not yet know if any other items were stolen and the investigation is ongoing.

• On May 2, a witness reported a hit-and-run involving a cyclist and a vehicle parked near Trail Avenue and Cowrie Street in Sechelt.

The cyclist was seen riding into the driver side rear tail light and scraping a side panel, causing noticeable damage. The cyclist, described as a male, approximately six feet tall, was wearing a light coloured T-shirt, jeans and ball cap. His bike was described as an older model with boxes on the back.

• On May 5, a witness reported two possibly intoxicated women causing a disturbance at the Langdale ferry terminal.

The women were seen driving away in a vehicle and police were able to locate the vehicle westbound on Highway 101 near West Reed Road. Police initiated a traffic stop and noted the vehicle swerving in its lane before pulling over.

Upon stopping the vehicle, police noted two women, both exhibiting signs of intoxication, and a 10-year-old child in the vehicle. Police learned that they had attended the ferry terminal in order to drop off the driver’s nine-year-old child. The driver was given a roadside alcohol-screening test, which resulted in a fail.

The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days. Police have since referred the incident to the Ministry of Children and Families.

— Submitted

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