Weekly police report

Sunshine Coast RCMP

Submitted / Sunshine Coast RCMP
May 21, 2014 10:29 AM

Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for May 13 to 20:

• Around 7:45 p.m. on May 14, a vehicle was witnessed driving slowly down the 12800 block of Dogwood Drive in Madeira Park. The vehicle turned around and then as it neared a parked bus, the passenger hung out of the window and threw a pair of vice grips at the rear window, lodging it in the glass. The file is still under investigation.

• Between May 13 and 14, vandals spray painted graffiti in Gibsons along O'Shea and Shaw roads. Anyone with any information about this mischief is asked to contact RCMP at 604-885-2266 and reference file 14-3023.

• On May 16, police witnessed a possible impaired driver leave a business in the 5700 block of Teredo Street, swerving in his lane, crossing the centre line and then sitting at a green light for several seconds before driving on.

The vehicle was pulled over and police detected a strong odour of alcohol. The driver, however, refused a roadside alcohol-screening test. The driver was issued a 90-day refusal immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

• Early on May 17, police stopped a vehicle at a counter-attack road check on Highway 101 and Largo Road in Roberts Creek. The driver showed signs of intoxication and admitted to having consumed alcohol a short time earlier.

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.

• On May 16, a business in the 5500 block of Highway 101 in Sechelt reported a theft after a male suspect was witnessed filling a bag with a large amount of meat and then left the store without paying. The suspect is described as a darker skinned middle-aged male, approximately six feet tall with long frizzy dark hair tied back in a ponytail, wearing a white ball cap, dark blue hoodie sweater, black pants and grey running shoes. The file is still under investigation.

• On May 18, police witnessed a vehicle northbound on Highway 101 near Roberts Creek Road swerving and crossing the centre line and then jamming on its brakes near the speed change zone near Wilson Creek.

The vehicle was pulled over and police noticed the driver exhibiting signs of possible impairment. The driver advised he'd consumed alcohol shortly before driving and was issued a roadside alcohol-screening test. Two tests both resulted in a fail. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

• On May 18, a resident reported a large group of people illegally harvesting shellfish at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park, despite signs banning harvesting due to paralytic shellfish poisoning. The group ignored the resident's warnings and left the site with a large amount of shellfish. The witness took down a licence plate number which came back to an off-Coast address. The matter has been referred to Fisheries and Oceans.

• On May 18, a thief stole two laptop computers from a business in the 3800 block of Port Mellon Highway. One laptop is described as a white Toshiba and the second is a grey laptop.

• Overnight on May 19, a thief stole a trailer from the 5900 block Highway 101. The trailer contained a Proud Rider Breeze S-4 Scooter, a grey and black Shop Rider Power Wheel Chair and a Lazy Boy Golden Relaxer lift assist chair.

The trailer is a 2013 Rainbow 5x8 utility trailer. The other items were tied down and covered by a white tarp.

Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 14-3102.

• Between May 16 and 19, a thief stole some luggage from a business in the 3800 block of Port Mellon Highway. A suspect was identified and police located him on the ferry to Horseshoe Bay. The luggage and other stolen items were recovered. Charges of theft are being recommended.


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