Weekly police report

Staff writer
November 8, 2012 01:00 AM

Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Oct. 30 to Nov. 5:

On Oct. 30, a witness, who was able to provide a licence plate number and vehicle description, reported a business vehicle swerving all over the roadon Highway 101 and Lower Road in Roberts Creek.RCMP contacted the company and thedriver. The driver, when advised about the complaint, explained that he had left his windowopen while driving and the wind sent loose papers flying, causing him to drive erratically while he tried to get the papers under control. The driver advised he would now contain his work papers in a more secure location.

On Oct. 30, a thief broke into a residence in the 1400 block of Russell Road in Gibsons. The thief smashed in a rear door to gain entry. The thiefalso damaged a closet door in abedroom. The thiefstole a laptop computer, a black and white patterned purse, a square brown wooden jewelry box, which contained mostly costume jewelry, but also a gold Taurus astrological sign ring and a pair of pearl and gold earrings.

On Oct. 31, a single-vehicle collision occurred at Geddes Road and Lower Road in Roberts Creek after a vehicle lost control and ended up ina ditch. The lone occupant and driver was taken to hospital to be checked over for minor injuries and the vehicle was towed. The driver was issued a violation ticket for speed relative to conditions.

On Oct. 31, while en route to a complaint about youths setting off fireworks in West Sechelt, an officer came upon a large real estate sign on fire at the corner of Nickerson Road and Kevins Road. The fire was put out with minimal damage to a plasticflyer holder and the real estate company was advised. The fire appears to have been started by firecrackers wrapped in electrical tape. Another constable laterseized a number of similar firecrackers from a local youth. The file is still under investigation.

Some time overnight on Nov. 1, a thief gained entry into an unlocked vehicle parked in the 5100 block of Highway 101. The thief stole a pair of blue wool gloves and some bank and identification cards.

On Nov. 1, a hit and run involving a vehicle and a fence occurred in the 5600 block of Wharf Road in Sechelt. Witnesses took note of the suspect vehicle's licence plate and description and while police attended to speak to thefence owner, the suspect vehicle pulled into another business across the street. The officer approached the suspect driver, who admitted to causing the damage. She was issued a violation ticket for failing to stop at the scene.

Between Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, a thief stole a tire off a vehicle parked on the corner of Lower Road and Highway 101. The thief also removed all the lug nuts off the other three wheels, but did not steal the tires.

On Nov. 3, police attended a single-vehicle accident in the 5700 block of Trail Avenue in Sechelt after a resident reported hearing a loud screech then a bang.Thevehicle, which had come to a rest in a ditch, had struck a hydro pole. Police located the driver, who was unhurt, who advised he'd swerved to miss a deer, and lost control.No violation ticket was issued.

On Nov. 3, a single-vehicle collision occurred in the 800 block of Gower Point Road in Gibsons after a vehicle lost control and drove off the road into a treed ditch. The driver and passenger were unhurt and advised police that they had been speeding and at one point, the driver had opened the door in an attempt to turn off the interior lights. The driver was issued a violation ticket for speed relative to conditions.

On Nov. 4, police observed a male leave a business in the 900 block of Venture Way in GIbsons, enterand start a vehicle and then exit it. The officer approached the driver and asked the male if he had been drinking, to which the driver stated he had consumed a large amount of alcohol.The driver was given, and failed, two roadside alcohol-screening tests. Since the driver had no prior alcohol related offences, he was issued an immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded.

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