Weekly police report


Submitted / Sunshine Coast RCMP
June 18, 2014 10:45 AM

Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for June 10 to 17:

• On June 10, a wallet was turned in after being found at the Gibsons Public Market the previous weekend. The owner may claim with detailed description by calling the Sechelt detachment at 604-885-2266 and reference file 14-3718.

 • On June 10, police received a report of a large pile of dead crabs at the top of Hilltop Road in Wilson Creek. It appears someone had been crabbing and rather than returning the hundreds of undersized and female crabs back in the ocean, dumped them instead. The matter has been referred to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Conservation Officer Service.

• On June 10, a single-vehicle accident was reported in the 4300 block of Cameo Road in Sechelt after a resident heard a crash and came out to find a vehicle had ended up in his driveway after it rolled from across the street.

The vehicle damaged a parked car, a lamp post and a rock wall before coming to a rest. The owner of the wayward vehicle advised he had been trying to reverse out of the other driveway when the brakes seized and he could not stop from rolling on backwards. The matter has been referred to ICBC.

• Between June 9 and 10, a boat was stolen from Keats Island.

The aluminium Mirrorcroft Deep Fisherman Deep-V boat is beige with brown and orange stripes and has a six-foot beam, and a one-foot draught. The boat is named "Roger Dodger," and has an outboard 1995 black 15-horsepower Mercury motor on it. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 14-3752.

• Overnight on June 12, a thief stole a bike from the 4500 block of Highway 101 in Sechelt. The bike, described as a 2006 charcoal grey Specialized Enduro with Mirachi front shocks and a black seat post, had a cable lock locking the frame to the front tire.

• On June 11, a thief stole a vehicle parked in the 5600 block of Cowrie Street in Sechelt. The vehicle was locked and there were no items of significant items inside. Later in the day, the stolen vehicle was recovered in Langdale, where it was found with a smashed out driver's window and damaged steering column. The vehicle had been left in "drive" and rolled into a second parked vehicle, causing minor damage. The file is still under investigation.

• On June 11, an attempted theft was reported at a business in the 4300 block of Highway 101 after a male suspect tried to leave the premises with a cartload of unpaid for items. Staff prevented the male from taking the cart and the male said he would come back to pay for everything. However, the male did not return. The business will be banning the male from the premises.

• On June 11, a shoplifter fled a business in the 5500 block of Highway 101, after staff tried to detain the suspect outside the store. The native male suspect is described as about 5 feet 10 inches tall, approximately 30 years old with a medium build, black hair and wearing blue pants. The male fled the scene without a shirt as the shirt came off when staff tried to detain him.

Police are reviewing security footage.

• On June 13, a multiple vehicle collision occurred in a parking lot in the 800 block of Gibsons Way. Police attended and spoke with both of the drivers. No injuries were reported. Police smelled an odour of liquor from one of the drivers and administered a roadside screening test. The class 7 novice driver was issued a 12-hour suspension and a violation ticket for "driving contrary to restrictions".

• On June 14, RCMP received multiple reports of an intoxicated male who drove away from a Sechelt bar after he was refused service. Police conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and immediately read the breath demand to the driver. Due to a previous 90-day immediate roadside prohibition, a Criminal Code impaired driving investigation was initiated.

• During the early morning hours of June 14, Police conducted multiple traffic stops in Gibsons, due to concerns of erratic driving and sobriety.

During a two-hour period, three separate drivers were given roadside screening tests after police noticed the odour of liquor on each of the drivers' breath.

Tests of all three drivers resulted in "warn" readings. All drivers, including one novice driver, were issued three-day immediate roadside prohibitions and had their vehicles towed.

© Coast Reporter


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