Weekly police report

Sunshine Coast RCMP

Submitted / Sunshine Coast RCMP
August 26, 2014 11:09 AM

Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Aug. 19 to 26, 2014:

• While conducting a roadblock on Aug. 19 at Monkey Tree Lane in Sechelt, police noted a vehicle with a burned out headlight.

The vehicle was pulled over and police discovered the driver was an unlicenced driver. The driver was issued a notice of driving prohibition and a violation ticket for no driver's licence.

• On Aug. 19, during the same roadblock at Monkey Tree Lane, police noted a driver exhibiting signs of impairment.

The vehicle was pulled over and police issued the driver 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.

• Between Aug. 17 and 20, a thief entered a building in the 1400 block of Highway 101 in Gibsons, and stole a number of tools. The items stolen included: two long-handled shovels, a heavy duty rake, a 100-foot long green extension cord, a pair of garden clippers and six clay pots with plants.

• On Aug. 19, a large number of items were found strewn about on Reed Road near Marine Way. The items appear to have fallen out of a vehicle.

The owner may claim at the Sechelt detachment with a detailed description of container and contents. Please reference file 14-5881.

• On the evening of Aug. 20, police received reports of a disturbance near Surf Circle and Trail Avenue in Sechelt, after residents heard a male swearing and screaming. Police located the male who was in the process of being assisted into a car after tripping over the curb and severely spraining his ankle. The male showed police his swollen ankle and apologized for yelling loud enough to frighten the neighbours. • Overnight on Aug. 22, a would-be car thief gained entry into a vehicle parked in the 5500 block of Inlet Avenue in Sechelt, by smashing a window.

The thief punched the ignition and tried to steal the car, but was unsuccessful. Nothing else was reported missing. The file is still under investigation.

• On Aug. 22, a thief was witnessed stealing a wallet from a vehicle while the owner was picking blackberries nearby. The thief was seen reaching in through the open driver's seat window and taking out an object, which was then placed in his pocket. The witness was able to provide a good description of the suspect.

The file is still under investigation.

• Just before midnight on Aug. 22, a thief stole a Styrofoam cooler full of about 15, one-pound portions of fresh halibut off a boat moored in the Gibsons harbour.

The suspected thief, described as a slim-built male about five feet 10 inches tall, fled on foot. Police later recovered the empty cooler nearby and will be reviewing surveillance footage.

• On Aug. 23, a thief gained entry into an unlocked vehicle parked in the 5700 block of Cowrie Street in Sechelt, and stole a wallet that had been left in the glove box.

The suspect may or may not have taken the dog that was inside the vehicle and tied it up to a nearby pole as well.

• Shortly before midnight on Aug. 23, a hit-and-run accident occurred in the 900 block of Marine Drive in Gibsons, after a speeding vehicle lost control, left the roadway, came out of a ditch and struck a sign before coming to a full stop.

The vehicle then gunned its engine and spun its tires to get out of the rut before heading on towards upper Gibsons. The vehicle lost and left behind the driver's side mirror and likely damaged its muffler, which was heard dragging on the road.


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