Weekly police report

Staff writer
March 20, 2014 01:00 AM

Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for March 11 to 18:

Between March 8 and 10, another incident of mischief was reported at the public washrooms in Hackett Park in Sechelt.

This is an on-going problem and this time, the vandals smashed a toilet lid and left debris strewn about. Police are reviewing surveillance footage.

On March 11, the Town of Gibsons reported mischief to several young trees along Park Avenue near the Gibsons and Area Community Centre. The vandal(s) broke and ripped off branches and damaged bark effectively killing the trees.

On March 11, police responded to a report of pigs loose in the 5500 block of Leaning Tree Road in Halfmoon Bay. The complainant advised the pigs, described as very large and intimidating, were wandering free on her property and blocking the driveway. The pigs were corralled back to the owner, who also had a variety of other animals and livestock on her property. The matter has been referred to the SPCA.

On March 13, a shoplifter was reported at a business in the 900 block of Gibsons Way. The suspect, who was witnessed by staff, was cooperative when staff detained him until police arrived. The business agreed to have the matter referred to the Restorative Justice Program and have banned the suspect from the premises indefinitely.

On March 14, a thief stole a snowboard that had been left unattended in the back parking lot of Sunnycrest Mall in Gibsons. The stolen items include a Burton snowboard with bindings, size 13 black boots, a sleeping bag, a mesh bag, knife and bike tool.

On March 14, a possible impaired driver was witnessed northbound on Highway 101 in Halfmoon Bay. The witness watched a vehicle swerving in its lane, with its windshield wipers on even though it was not raining. The vehicle ended up in a ditch, narrowly avoiding a telephone pole.

The witness, who had already called 911 to report the vehicle, stopped to assist until police and the fire department arrived. The driver, who was exhibiting signs of intoxication, admitted to having consumed alcohol earlier and was given a roadside alcohol-screening test. The driver failed and was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The driver was also issued two violation tickets for drive without valid driver's licence and drive without due care.

On March 15, police received a report of mischief from the Dakota Ridge recreation area.

Overnight, vandals damaged the inside of the warming hut by breaking off coat hooks from the wall and ripping a plank off a picnic table. A number of beer bottles and cans were also left strewn about.

On March 15, police witnessed a vehicle westbound on Teredo Street in Sechelt without headlights, travelling erratically at a slow speed. Police pulled the vehicle over and noted the smell of burned marijuana. The driver also showed signs of alcohol impairment and admitted to having consumed alcohol a short time earlier. The driver failed a roadside alcohol-screening test and was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

On March 16, a vandal broke a window of a vehicle parked in the 5500 block of Highway 101. The suspect threw a large piece of concrete through the window. The suspect does not appeared to have gained entry into the vehicle and no other damage was reported.

- Submitted

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