Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Aug. 28 to Sept. 4:
• On Aug. 28, a witness reported three young males throwing something, possibly rocks, on the grounds at Elphinstone Secondary School, Gibsons. Police attended and located three youth, who advised they’d been having an apple fight using apples from a nearby tree, but that there was no intention to cause any property damage. The cooperative youth were moved along.
• Early on Aug. 30, Roberts Creek Fire Department staff reported an illegal bonfire on the beach off Beach Avenue near Margaret Road, Roberts Creek. The male who had started the small fire above the tidal line claimed ignorance of the fire-ban but was cooperative when instructed to put the fire out. Police issued the male a violation ticket for Light Fuel or Use Fire Against Restriction under the Wildfire Act.
• On Sept. 1, police initiated a traffic stop with a driver for an unrelated file and determined she was driving while impaired. The driver was given and failed a roadside alcohol screening test. After two “fail” results, the driver was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
• On Aug. 30, police witnessed a vehicle travelling at high speed east on Dolphin Street, Sechelt, before coming to an abrupt stop at Inlet Avenue. Police initiated a traffic stop and spoke with the lone driver and occupant who advised she’d consumed alcohol a short time earlier in the evening. The driver was given a roadside alcohol screening test and after two “fail” results, was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days
Theft from Vehicle
• On Sept. 2, just before 4 p.m., a suspect stole a purse from a vehicle parked on Boulevard Place near Pebbles Restaurant, Sechelt, while the owner sat on the grass nearby. The owner had left a window open wide and believes the suspect simply reached in and grabbed the purse while she was not looking. The purse is described as a brown leather backpack with a large buckle and many zippered pockets. The purse also contained a navy blue Nat and Matt brand wallet containing identification for the owner and her children, a large amount of cash, and various cards. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 2018-6264.
Hit and Run
• On Aug. 30, a hit and run was reported in the 600 block of School Road, Gibsons, after a vehicle backed into the vehicle behind it, which was stopped waiting to enter the main roadway. The driver of the first vehicle got out and looked at the damage caused but then got back into his vehicle and drove away without exchanging information with the second vehicle driver. The file is still under investigation.
• On Aug. 30, a hit and run occurred in the parking lot at Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons, at around 4 p.m., after a beige or light coloured vehicle backed into a parked vehicle, causing damage to the passenger side front quarter panel. The driver of the first vehicle left the scene without leaving any information for the second vehicle owner. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 2018-6222.
• On Aug. 31, a witness reported a possible impaired driver northbound on Highway 101 from Maskell Road, Roberts Creek, after the vehicle swerved several times onto the shoulder, then back over the centre line and back again. Police located the vehicle and driver in Wilson Creek and determined the driver was not impaired but dealing with medical issues. A driver’s fitness licence review has been requested.
• On Aug. 28, a bracelet was found outside the Seaside Centre, Sechelt. Owner may claim within 90 days with detailed description. Please reference police file 2018-6103.
• On Aug. 29, a cell phone that had been found on a BC Transit bus was turned in. Owner may claim within 90 days with detailed description. Please reference police file 2018-6137.
• On Aug. 30, a rowboat was found floating loose in the waters off the 4800 block of Bowsprit Drive, Madeira Park. Owner may claim with detailed description within 90 days. Please reference file 2018-6155.
• On Aug. 30, staff turned in an unclaimed tablet that had been left at the Sechelt Public Library a month prior. Owner may claim with detailed description within 90 days. Please reference file 2018-6168.
• On Aug. 30, a backpack that had been found in front of a business in the 5500 block of Wharf Avenue, Sechelt, was turned in. Owner may claim with detailed description within 90 days. Please reference file 2018-6170.
– Sunshine Coast RCMP