Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Nov. 22 to 29
- On the morning of Nov. 24, police attended two related single-vehicle incidents. The first occurred in the 5600 block of Tillicum Road, Sechelt, after a resident discovered an unoccupied vehicle crashed into a building on their property. Based on the brake marks on the road, the vehicle appears to have swerved left off the road, colliding and knocking over a tree before driving into the building. Police did not locate any signs that the absent driver, who had apparently been able to call for a tow truck, had suffered any injuries inside the damaged vehicle. While on scene, a second single-vehicle incident with property damage was reported at a residence in the 7100 block of Sechelt Inlet Road, Sechelt, involving another vehicle registered to the same owner involved in the first file. Police attended the second location and found another damaged vehicle left unoccupied by the driver. The registered owner and driver, who is known to police, was seen shortly afterward by witnesses who advised he was uninjured, however, police are still looking to speak to him. The file is still under investigation.
- At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 23, a passerby reported a vehicle in the ditch in the 1600 block of Highway 101. The passerby advised he’d stopped and spoken with the single-occupant driver who refused assistance and said they’d call in the incident themselves. Police attended and located the lightly damaged, uninsured, out-of-province vehicle empty. Police are attempting to locate the registered owner and the file is still under investigation.
- On Nov. 28, a witness reported a single vehicle incident near the intersection of Garden Bay Road and Claydon Road, Garden Bay, and noted the lone driver and occupant appeared to be intoxicated. Police attended and noted the driver was exhibiting signs of intoxication from alcohol. The driver, who was unhurt, was given a roadside alcohol screening test and after two fail results, was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The matter has been referred to RoadSafetyBC.
- Nov. 20, a suspect stole a credit card from an unlocked locker at a sports facility in Gibsons and used it fraudulently several times before the owner cancelled the account. Police are looking into security camera footage and the file is still under investigation.
- Nov. 23, staff at the BC Ferries Langdale terminal interrupted a vandal spray-painting graffiti on a building. The male suspect fled on foot towards Hopkins Landing where police located and arrested him on charges of mischief under $5,000. The suspect was released on an undertaking for court and the file is under investigation.
- Nov. 25 at around 1 p.m., a suspect gained entry to an unlocked vehicle at the Gibsons Legion and stole a number of items including cash, two coin cases, prescription sunglasses in a plaid case, and keys. Police remind the public to remove any valuables from their vehicles to prevent theft by opportunistic thieves.
- Nov. 28, a shoplifting incident was reported in the 900 block of Gibsons Way after a suspect tried on a pair of boots, then left her old ones behind and walked out of the store without paying for the new boots. Police are attempting to identify the female suspect through security camera footage and the file is still under investigation.
- At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 25, a loud explosion was reported near the 5500 block of Periwinkle Lane. Police in the area also heard it and discovered a large cloud of sulphur-smelling smoke dissipating from in front of a nearby business. Other witnesses reported that the cause was some kind of firework or recreational pyrotechnic, but no descriptions of the culprits was obtained. No other fireworks were reported.
Break and enter
- The afternoon of Nov. 27, a witness reported a suspicious incident in the 5600 block of Wharf Avenue after noticing a male squeezing himself through a fence to get into a secured area near storage units. Police located two suspects with flashlights by an opened storage locker. The two males, who were found to be in possession of stolen property, were arrested for break and enter to a business and released on an undertaking for court. The file is still under investigation.
- Nov. 24, a number of ID and bank cards belonging to a male were turned into RCMP. Owner may claim within 90 days. Reference file 2021-7862.
- Nov. 26, an unusual looking bike that had been found on Crucil Road, Gibsons, was turned in to the RCMP. Owner may claim within 90 days with detailed description. Reference file 2021-7910.
- Nov. 29, a distinctive bag containing charger cables and other items that had been found along Skyline Drive, Gibsons, was turned in. Owner may claim within 90 days with detailed description. Reference file 2021-7911.