Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Sept. 3 to 10:
• Between Aug. 28 to Sept. 4, a suspect stole a generator from a carport in the 1500 block of Port Mellon Highway, Port Mellon. The generator is described as a red 2500 watt Honda.
• On Sept. 4 at around 3:30 p.m., a suspect stole a large crate of wine off of a delivery vehicle parked in the 5500 block of Inlet Avenue, Sechelt. The crate contained 12 bottles of Latitude 50 red wine. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 2018-6315.
• On the evening of Sept. 1, three suspects stole two outboard motors off of two boats moored at the marina in the 6000 block of Sechelt Inlet Road. The suspects damaged a bracket on one boat and broke a lock on the second to remove the motors. The stolen outboard motors are described as a 2003 Yamaha 9.9 horsepower and a 2018 Mercury 3 horsepower. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 2018-6320.
• On Sept. 6, police attended a theft report at a business in the 5700 block of Teredo Street, Sechelt, after a banned female was seen putting an item into her shopping basket and then leaving without paying for anything. Staff attempted to detain the suspect but she refused to cooperate and fled the scene on foot. The theft was captured on surveillance video and police have requested a warrant for the suspect’s arrest. The file is still under investigation.
• Overnight on Sept. 9, a suspect entered a gated yard in the 6200 block of Norwest Bay Road, Sechelt, and stole a small hedge trimmer and a small propane stove.
Break and Enters
• On the afternoon of Aug. 29, a suspect removed a screen from a bedroom window at a residence in the 900 block of North Road, Gibsons, reached in and stole five glass jars full of coins and bills. The file is still under investigation. Anyone with any information about this break and enter is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2018-6338.
• Overnight on Sept. 8, a suspect smashed a window to gain entry to a vehicle parked in the 5500 block of Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, and stole a blue Yamaha inverter generator. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 2018-6427.
Traffic Incidents and Impaired Drivers
• On Sept. 5, police attended a cyclist-vehicle incident at the intersection of Teredo Street and Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, after an eastbound cyclist rode into a just-opened driver’s side door. The cyclist, who advised he’d done a shoulder check and then looked forward too late to avoid the opening door, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Sechelt Hospital for treatment. The driver, who remained on the scene, was cautioned about ensuring the area was clear before opening doors, and the matter has been referred to ICBC.
• On Sept. 6, police attended a cyclist-vehicle incident near the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Medusa Street, Sechelt, after the eastbound cyclist didn’t stop at the stop sign at the crosswalk and entered the intersection where she was struck by the southbound vehicle. The cyclist, who advised she had been travelling too fast to stop at the stop sign, was taken to hospital for minor injuries. The driver was not injured but the vehicle’s windshield was smashed. The matter has been referred to ICBC.
• On Sept. 7, a possible impaired driver was reported at the Earls Cove Ferry Terminal after the suspect driver of the first vehicle struck a second vehicle. A witness reported seeing the suspect vehicle swerving on its way to the ferry terminal and when ferry staff spoke with the driver, the driver appeared to be impaired. Police attended and determined the driver was exhibiting signs of intoxication so was given 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. The matter has been referred to RoadSafetyBC.
• On the evening of Sept. 4, two male youth were caught on surveillance video cameras at a business in the 800 block of Gibsons Way, Gibsons, defacing property and throwing around some furniture. An outdoor clock and a two-foot-high green and cream boot were also reported missing. The suspects were identified and one, who was already on conditions not to attend the property, is now being investigated for breach of conditions.
• Overnight on Sept. 8, a suspect vandalized a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Seaview Road, Gibsons. The vandal had used spray foam insulation on all the doors and covered and filled the exhaust pipe. Anyone with any information about this mischief is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2018-6407.
• On Sept. 5, a piece of framed flat artwork was found in the bushes in the 5600 block of Cowrie Street, Sechelt. Owner may claim within 90 days with detailed description, reference file 2018-6345.
– Sunshine Coast RCMP