Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Nov. 8 to 15:
- On Nov. 15, a witness reported a single-vehicle incident in the 7700 block of Highway 101, Halfmoon Bay, after a vehicle swerved off-road into a flooded area, losing a tire in the process. Witnesses and passersby attempted to assist the lone occupant and driver until police arrived. The driver, who was exhibiting signs of possible intoxication from alcohol, was given a roadside alcohol screening test. After two fail results, the driver was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The matter has been referred to Road Safety BC.
Break and enter
- On Nov. 10, just after midnight, a witness reported hearing suspicious noises at a business in the 5400 block of Trail Avenue, Sechelt. Police attended and located a bike and an assortment of merchandise sitting outside a locked and gated area and more noises from inside the business property. A suspect who was well known to police was located and arrested for break and enter and theft. The file is still under investigation.
- On Nov. 10, a complainant reported suspects had gained entry to construction sites in the 5600 block of Derby Road, and in the 6000 block of Cowrie Street, Sechelt, and stolen a number of items including a 24-foot aluminium extension ladder marked CCL on the side in green spray paint, two 100-foot-long extension cords, some clothing, tool pouches, a hammer tacker, box cutters and a Dewalt drill. Anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to contact the RCMP, reference police file 2021-7564.
Theft of trailer
- Overnight on Nov. 6 or Nov. 7, a suspect stole a white unlicensed trailer from a residence on Glassford Road, Gibsons. The trailer was recovered but two bicycles and a pair of public address stands that had been stored inside were stolen. Both bikes are men’s mountain bikes, white with orange and red stripes, but one is a Giant Revel model, serial number C71C8666, and the other is a Giant XTC, serial number GW1E4328. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the RCMP, reference police file 2021-7503.
- On Nov. 8, a Coast resident received a message from someone purporting to be from the Canada Border Services Agency advising that a suspicious package intended for the resident had been intercepted at the border and that the resident needed to speak CBSA immediately or risk serious consequences. The resident responded to the message and was connected to an agent who convinced the resident to divulge some personal information including passport number. Fortunately, when the agent started demanding financial information and payment to clear the matter up, the resident grew suspicious and discontinued the call. Police remind the public no legitimate government agency will contact you out of the blue and start asking for information such as social insurance numbers, credit card, or banking info. To learn more about the common red flags to watch out for, and what the most popular types of scams are, please visit sites such as the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca, the Better Business Bureau at bbb.org, or the Competition Bureau at competitionbureau.gc.ca where you may obtain a copy of the very helpful Little Black Book of Scams. Please share this information with your friends and family.
Theft from vehicles
- Overnight on Nov. 9, a suspect gained entry to two vehicles parked in the 5500 block of Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, and stole a number of items including a set of green scrubs, grey Adidas women’s shoes and a car vacuum. Police are reviewing security footage from the area and the files are still under investigation.
- Overnight on Nov. 9, a suspect gained entry to an unlocked vehicle parked at a residence in the 5700 block of Windward Lane, Sechelt, and stole a set of Mazda keys and a brand new jumper cable in a red box. The suspect also appears to have popped the hood of the car, and opened the gas tank cap. No other theft or damage was reported.
- Overnight on Nov. 11, a suspect gained entry to a vehicle parked in the 5600 block of Teredo Street, Sechelt, and stole a number of small miscellaneous items as well as some gasoline from the gas tank.
- On Nov. 9, a disturbance and mischief complaint was reported at a business in the 800 block of Gibsons Way, Gibsons. A number of youth were witnessed defacing walls with offensive graffiti and when asked by staff, refused to leave the area. Police are reviewing security video and the file is still under investigation. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2021-7555.
- On Nov. 10, a cell phone found on a local transit bus was turned in. Owner may claim within 90 days with detailed description. Please quote police file number 2021-7575.
- On Nov. 11, a recreational water vessel washed up on the shore in the 5900 block of Harbour Way, Sechelt. Owner may claim within 90 days with detailed description. Please reference police file number 2021-7602.
- Between Nov. 10 and 13, a suspect stole a parcel that had been delivered to the back of a business in the 5600 block of Cowrie Street, Sechelt. The parcel contained paper towels, gloves, and dental supplies. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file number 2021-7643.