Weekly police report

Staff writer
March 26, 2014 01:00 AM

Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for March 18 to 25:

Overnight on March 18, a thief stole five burlap sacks full of snap brackets from a job site in the 800 block of Gibsons Way. Approximately 360 snap brackets are missing. Police are reviewing surveillance footage to try and identify the suspect (s).

On March 18, police attended a report of a break and enter at a residence in the 8300 block of Redrooffs Road in Halfmoon Bay.

The suspect pried open a second storey balcony door to gain entry and stole an assortment of wine and liquor. The suspect also cut off a lock to a separate building, but nothing else was stolen or damaged.

On March 18, police witnessed a vehicle speeding northbound on Highway 101 in Roberts Creek. The vehicle was pulled over and police noted the driver exhibiting signs of impairment. The driver was given a standard field sobriety test with poor results. The driver was issued a 24-hour driving suspension and a violation ticket for speeding. The matter is still under investigation.

On March 19, a hit and run accident was reported in the 5500 block of Wharf Avenue in Sechelt, after a vehicle struck and damaged the side of a parked vehicle. The suspect vehicle left the scene without stopping to exchange information with the parked vehicle's owner.

Surveillance video captured the suspect vehicle's licence plate and police located the registered owner a short while later. The owner was apologetic and advised he had been so rattled by the incident he drove away without stopping. The driver was issued a violation ticket for failure to stop and the matter has been referred to ICBC.

On March 19, police attended a pedestrian and vehicle accident at the intersection of Cowrie Street and Trail Avenue in Sechelt.

The driver, who was making a left turn onto Trail Avenue, advised she did not notice the pedestrian until the last moment. The driver hit her brakes and the pedestrian was still standing when the vehicle stopped. The driver transported the pedestrian to the hospital where he was determined to have sustained very minor injuries and released immediately. No violation ticket was issued.

On March 21, police stopped a vehicle westbound in the 5800 block of Highway 101 in Sechelt as it was going very slowly and holding up traffic.

The driver explained that she was unfamiliar with the area and showed no signs of impairment. The driver was issued a notice and order for a faulty brake and taillight. Police followed the driver on the road for a distance after and noted the vehicle was travelling consistently under the posted speed limit. As police had received other complaints about the driver in the past, a driver's licence review has been requested.

On March 23, police attended a single-vehicle collision on Highway 101 between Brooks Road and Curran Road in Halfmoon Bay after a southbound vehicle went off road and down a steep embankment before becoming lodged amongst a number of rocks and trees.

The driver and one passenger were able to get out of the vehicle, but a second passenger remained trapped for approximately two hours. Once extricated, the passenger was taken by helicopter to hospital in Vancouver for treatment of injuries. The driver advised he had swerved to avoid a deer and lost control.

On March 23, police attended a two-vehicle collision on Gibsons Way at Pratt Road after a westbound vehicle stopped for a red light and was rear-ended by a second vehicle.

No injuries were reported, but both vehicles sustained moderate to significant damage. The driver of the second vehicle advised he had looked down for something in the console and did not notice the vehicle in front of him was stopped. The second driver was issued a violation ticket for follow too closely.

On March 23, police witnessed a vehicle travelling more than double the posted construction zone limit on the Langdale by-pass, weaving in and out of traffic.

The vehicle was pulled over and the driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Between March 21 and 23, a thief stole an antique 100-pound anvil from a property in the 8900 block of Armstrong Way.

- Submitted

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