Weekly police report

Staff writer
June 27, 2013 01:00 AM

Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for June 4 to 25:

Overnight on June 4 a vandal drove onto property in the 5900 block of Sechelt Inlet Road, damaging landscaping and also spray painted graffiti on a wall.

On June 4, a vandal smashed the rear window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Gower Point Road in Gibsons. It appears the vandal may have been targeting a tote bag visible inside the car, but left it after discovering the bag didn't contain any valuables. No other theft or damage was reported.

On June 4, a resident in the 200 block of Lark Road in Gibsons, reported a bear in her house. The bear gained entry through an open door into the kitchen and stole meat from the freezer and ripped open a bag of flour.

The bear left the scene before police arrived, but returned a short while later. The young bear ran into the bush when members approached it. The matter has been referred to Conservation Services.

On June 5 a witness called in a possible impaired driver in the 500 block of Gibsons Way, after the driver made several erratic attempts to park her vehicle in a stall. Police arrived and witnessed the driver re-enter her vehicle and attempt to leave the parking spot. Police conducted a traffic stop and noted the driver exhibiting signs of intoxication. The driver was given a roadside alcohol-screening test resulting in a "warn" reading. The driver was issued a 3-day immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle was towed.

On June 5, a shoplifter was reported at a business in the 4800 block of Highway 101 in Wilson Creek, after a Caucasian male with light wavy hair wearing a beige T-shirt and grey sweat pants grabbed an item off the shelf, stuffed it under his shirt and fled the premises on foot.

The suspect was last seen running into the forest behind the Wilson Creek trailer park. The stolen item was recovered after being dropped in a parking lot.

On June 5, police attended a two-vehicle collision on Highway 101 at Roberts Creek Road after a westbound vehicle made a left turn directly in the path of a southbound vehicle that had the green light. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the collision.

The driver of the westbound vehicle was issued a violation ticket for fail to yield on left turn. The matter has been referred to ICBC.

Between June 3 and 5, thieves stole a large variety of lumber from a business in the 1300 block of Fitchett Road in Gibsons. The stolen lumber was mostly cedar of various dimensions. The volume of lumber would have required a large pick-up truck with an extended cab or something similar to transport it all. Police are reviewing surveillance footage.

On June 6 during a roadblock on Highway 101 at Monkey Tree Lane, police stopped one driver who turned out to be an unlicenced vehicle impound candidate from a previous incident. The driver was served a Violation Ticket for driving without a valid licence, two notices of driving prohibition, and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.

During the same roadblock, police stopped two drivers who exhibited signs of intoxication. In both cases, the drivers failed a roadside alcohol-screening test and were each issued 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions and their vehicles were impounded for 30 days.

On June 18, police attended an alarm call to a business in the 900 block of Gibsons Way and found that someone had driven into the building, knocking a steel beam from its footing, which then fell into and damaged a window.

It appears the suspect vehicle also ran into and damaged several planter boxes outside the business. No entry to the business was gained.

A witness reported a dark coloured Dodge Caravan with blacked out windows driven by a dark-skinned male wearing a black square army-type hat leaving the scene.

Evidence suggests one of the vehicle windows may have been damaged as well. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact RCMP at 604-885-2266 and reference file 13-3889.

On June 18, a possible impaired driver was reported northbound on the Port Mellon Highway. Police located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. 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 June 20, police attended a single-vehicle accident in the 7500 block of Redrooffs Road in Halfmoon Bay, after a northbound vehicle lost control on the rain slick steep curve and ended up in the ditch. While police were on scene, they noted several other vehicles losing traction on the wet road surface, however no other vehicles went off road. No violation tickets were issued.

On June 20, a hit-and-run was reported in the 200 block of Gower Point Road in Gibsons, after an unoccupied vehicle was damaged after another vehicle backed into it before driving off. A witness took down the fleeing vehicle information and left a note for the damaged vehicle owner.

Police followed up with the registered owner of the suspect vehicle who admitted to having been in the area, but was unaware he'd struck another vehicle. The matter has been referred to ICBC.

On June 21, police witnessed a westbound vehicle on Sechelt Inlet Road weaving from side-to-side in its lane. Police stopped the vehicle and issued the driver a roadside alcohol-screening test. The driver failed the test and was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

On June 21, during a police roadblock on Highway 101 at Monkey Tree Lane in Sechelt, police stopped a driver who admitted she'd had a couple of drinks recently and had just left a drinking establishment. 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 her vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

On June 22, a thief broke into a residence in the 1100 block of Marine Drive in Gibsons and stole some medication and personal items. The thief gained entry through an insecure bathroom window.

On June 22, police stopped a possible impaired moped driver on Roberts Creek Road near Beach Avenue after witnessing signs of intoxication. The driver, who denied any alcohol consumption, was issued and failed two roadside alcohol-screening tests. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his moped was impounded for 30 days.

- Submitted

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