Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Aug. 5 to 12:
• On Aug. 5, a Coast resident reported he'd been defrauded after responding to an on-line classified ad about a dog for sale. The seller told the resident she required a deposit to hold the dog as someone else was also interested, so the resident sent a bank email transfer to the seller. The resident has not been able to contact the seller since the funds were confirmed received. The file is still under investigation.
• On Aug. 6, a thief stole a number of tools from a residence in the 5500 block of Sxwelatp Avenue in Sechelt. The thief gained access through an unlocked door and stole a Dewalt router, a Makita angle grinder, a Hitachi angle grinder and a new pack of cigarettes.
• On Aug. 7, a missing child was reported in the 1100 block of Chaster Road in Gibsons after being last seen near a play structure in a park. Police and the guardian made extensive patrols of the immediate area as well as the child's residence. Fortunately, within a short time frame, a family friend advised that the child was at her house and search and rescue was called off.
Police spoke with the child who advised she'd gotten into an argument with a sibling and decided she wanted to get away and went to a friend's house. The mother advised she would be having a long talk with her daughter about the situation.
• On Aug. 7, while dealing with a suspect in the 5600 block of Highway 101 in Sechelt on another matter, the suspect admitted that she was in possession of stolen property. A number of stolen pieces of clothing and other articles were seized and the suspect was arrested for theft and possession of stolen property as well as breach of conditions.
• Early on Aug. 11, a vandal threw an object through a window of a residence in the 5400 block of Burley Place. Nothing was stolen and no other damage was reported.
• On Aug. 11, police attended a single-vehicle accident on Highway 101 near Wakefield Road after a passerby reported a vehicle in the ditch.
The unhurt driver advised that she had parked her vehicle across the highway, but that the emergency brake malfunctioned and the vehicle rolled down the driveway, across the road and into the ditch. Fortunately, no one was hurt and no property damage occurred.
The vehicle was towed out of the ditch and found to be in good working order, other than the emergency brake.
• On Aug. 11, a resident reported accidentally leaving behind two kayak paddles and two life jackets on the grass at Flume Road beach access. The resident returned several hours later, but the items were gone.
The Flarr brand paddles are black with silver handles and the jackets were size medium and large.
• Late on Aug. 11, police attended to a possible street racing situation along Beach Avenue in Roberts Creek after residents advised vehicles were making repeated passes up and down the road and making lots of noise. Police made patrols and located a large party of teens in the Flume Road picnic area. The teens, which were cooperative about shutting down their party, were checked for impairment before leaving the scene. Police could not determine if any of the teens were involved in the alleged racing, but no further complaints were received.
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