Flasher spotted and Road-rage incidents

RCMP Report

Sunshine Coast RCMP are looking for a suspect who exposed himself to a hiker on the Mahan Trails in Gibsons on June 5.

RCMP received a report that a woman walking on the Mahan Trails off Shaw Road had seen a man with his genitals exposed out the zipper of his jeans.

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The complainant had first seen the man at approximately 5:45 p.m. walking on the trail and “had a bad feeling about him,” according to police.

When she saw him approaching another woman on the trail she turned around and saw that he was exposing himself while he was walking. The complainant yelled at the man but he did not respond and walked away.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, skinny, approximately 5-7, 25 to 30 years old, with dark hair with long bangs and no facial hair. He was wearing blue jeans, blue shoes and a brown hoody with the hood up.

Other witnesses have told RCMP they believe they have seen this male loitering around the Petro Canada in Gibsons.

Anyone with any information or possible identification of the male are asked to contact the Sunshine Coast RCMP at 604-885-2266 or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Other incidents reported by Sunshine Coast RCMP for June 10 to 17:

• On June 14, a Coast resident reported that she had been driving east on Highway 101 near Teredo Street, Sechelt, and gone “slightly” over the yellow line in front of an oncoming motorcyclist, and the motorcyclist kicked the driver’s side mirror, shattering it in the process. The driver was unable to obtain any licence plate info on the biker, who she could only describe as wearing all black leather gear and helmet, and was travelling with another biker who wore jeans and no helmet. Both bikes were described as Harley-Davidson type bikes.Patrols by police for the bikers were negative. Anyone with any information about this mischief is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2019-3694.

• On June 14, a road rage incident was reported in the 1000 block of Gibsons Way, Gibsons, after a motorist confronted a pair of motorcyclists who had failed to yield to an ambulance. The driver and one of the riders got into a heated exchange and when the driver attempted to photograph the motorcyclist, the biker attempted to grab the phone and made misogynistic threats to the driver. The bikers rode away, and the driver was able to provide police with one licence plate number. Police are following up with the registered owner. 

Theft

• On June 11, a suspect stole two wallets from a staff room at a business in the 5500 block of Highway 101, Sechelt. The wallets contained a number of bank and credit cards, identification, and a large sum of cash. The file is still under investigation.

• On the afternoon of June 13, a suspect gained entry to an unlocked vehicle parked in the 5700 block of Medusa Street, Sechelt, and stole a wallet containing identification and bank cards. The suspect used a card with the tap option at local businesses and also went to a local bank and withdrew the maximum allowable. A witness reported seeing the possible suspect at the vehicle and is described as a slim Caucasian male with blond hair wearing khaki pants. Police are reviewing surveillance video footage from the bank and the file is still under investigation. Anyone with any information about this theft from vehicle is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2019-3650

• Overnight on June 16, a suspect stole an insecure vehicle with the key inside that was parked at a residence in the 1100 block of Rosamund Road, Gibsons. Prior to the vehicle owner calling the police, police received a report of an abandoned suspicious vehicle at the Langdale BC Ferries Terminal and it was determined that this was the stolen vehicle. The file is still under investigation.Shots Heard

• On June 13, police attended a multiple shots fired complaint in the 7600 block of Redrooffs Road, Halfmoon Bay, after a resident heard what sounded like three gun shots near Sargeants Bay Provincial Park. Police located a male in the area who admitted he’d set up some small firecrackers in the nearby marsh. The male was warned about the prospect of starting a fire and of the violation tickets and fines that could be issued as a result. The male surrendered his remaining firecrackers to police for safe destruction.
 Hit and Run

• On June 14, a hit and run occurred in the parking lot outside a business in the 5600 block of Cowrie Street. The suspect vehicle was caught on security video hitting a parked vehicle and leaving the scene without leaving any information for the damaged vehicle owner. Police will follow up with the registered owner. The file is still under investigation.
Pedestrian Struck

• On June 17, police witnessed a motor vehicle incident involving a pedestrian on Gibsons Way and Shaw Road, Gibsons, after the vehicle made a left turn onto Shaw Road, driving up onto the sidewalk and striking a pedestrian in the process. The pedestrian did not sustain serious injury and was able to walk away on her own. The driver, who was not impaired, advised that she had gotten flustered by the amount of traffic on Gibsons Way and made a wider turn than she intended. The driver was issued a violation ticket for failing to exercise duty to a pedestrian. The file has been referred to ICBC.

Mischief

• Overnight on June 16, suspects vandalized property at a business in the 1100 block of Highway 101, Gibsons. A number of potted plants and outdoor furniture were overturned and two rain gutters had been pulled down and thrown into the parking lot. Anyone with any information about this mischief is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2019-3749

Impaired Driving

• On June 16, police attended a single-vehicle incident on Highway 101 near Lower Road, Roberts Creek. Upon arrival, police were approached by the driver who advised she’d swerved to try to avoid a deer. Witnesses reported that the driver had been texting before suddenly accelerating and driving into the ditch. Police noted that the driver was exhibiting signs of alcohol intoxication. The driver was given and failed a roadside alcohol screening test. The driver was issued a 90-Day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The matter has been referred to RoadSafetyBC.
– Const. Karen Whitby, Sunshine Coast RCMP

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