Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Nov. 26 to Dec. 3:
• On Nov. 27, police attended a motor vehicle incident involving a pedestrian on Teredo Street at Inlet Avenue, Sechelt. A witness reported that a vehicle made a left turn off Inlet Avenue onto Teredo Street, hitting the pedestrian who was in the activated marked crosswalk. The pedestrian, who sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries, was taken to Sechelt Hospital for treatment. The driver was issued a violation ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian and the matter has been referred to ICBC.
• On Dec. 3, police attended a single-vehicle incident in the 2500 block of Highway 101 after a westbound vehicle ended up off road, flipping at least once, before coming to a rest partially in the ditch. The lone driver, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, advised she’d lost control on the corner, likely due to speed and frosty road conditions. The driver was taken to Sechelt Hospital and her vehicle was towed from the scene. The driver was also issued a violation ticket for lack of vehicle insurance. The matter has been referred to ICBC.
• Late afternoon on Dec. 3, police attended a single-vehicle incident involving an elk in the 11200 block of Highway 101, Madeira Park, after a large elk dashed out from the side of the road, striking the left side of a northbound vehicle, smashing a large portion of the front windshield and driver’s side. The injured elk rolled off the vehicle and was gone upon police arrival. The driver fortunately did not report any serious injuries but the vehicle sustained significant damage and was towed from the scene. The matter has been referred to ICBC.
• On Nov. 27, police witnessed a vehicle driving erratically on Gibsons Road near School Road, swerving and travelling under the speed limit. Police initiated a traffic stop and upon approaching the driver, noted signs of possible impairment by alcohol. The driver was given and failed a roadside alcohol screening test. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
• On Nov. 27, while en route to another non-emergency complaint, police located a possible impaired driver in the 12800 block of Highway 101. Police conducted a traffic stop and noted the driver exhibiting signs of possible impairment by alcohol. The driver, who advised having consumed alcohol a short time prior, was given and failed a roadside alcohol screening test. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition, a violation ticket for no insurance, and had his vehicle impounded for 30 days. The matter has been referred to RoadSafetyBC.
• Late on Nov. 30, police witnessed a vehicle drive right past a stop sign at the intersection of Harry Road and Ocean Beach Esplanade, Gibsons. Police followed the vehicle and watched it continue to drive erratically. Police initiated a traffic stop and noticed the driver had an open box of beer in the back seat and was exhibiting signs of intoxication by alcohol. The driver was given and failed a roadside alcohol screening test and was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
• On Dec. 2, police initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle that did not have working rear lights and was driving erratically, including almost ending up in the ditch while westbound on Gibsons Way near Pratt Road. Police noted the driver was exhibiting signs of possible impairment from alcohol and gave the driver 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.
Driver Complaints – After-Market Lights
• Police have received complaints about drivers, often of larger vehicles, using after-market light bars that are blinding to oncoming traffic. Drivers of such equipped vehicles are reminded to be mindful about how and when they use their after-market light accessories, and to dim or discontinue use if there is oncoming traffic. Police also remind drivers that there are various fines associated with improper use of vehicle lights, after-market or stock.
• On Nov. 29, staff at a business in the 5700 block of Teredo Street, Sechelt, reported two possible shoplifters, a young blond male and an older blond female wearing white and black cross-hatched leggings, who were behaving suspiciously around a display of “Slyde” brand flashlights. After the pair left, staff found three empty “Slyde” flashlight boxes. Police are reviewing video surveillance in an effort to identify the suspects and the file is still under investigation.
• On Dec. 2 at around 2 a.m., a Coast resident in the 6100 block of Oracle Road, Sechelt, was awakened by the sound of smashed glass and found that an unknown suspect had thrown a rock through a window. The resident checked his video surveillance footage, which captured the male suspect with a concealed face, wearing a toque and ski coat. The suspect is seen fleeing the scene on foot. Anyone with any information about this mischief is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 2018-8306.
Break and Enter
• On Dec. 2, a male suspect was captured on surveillance video breaking into a fenced site in the 5900 block of Sechelt Inlet Road, Sechelt. The suspect, described as a Caucasian male in a dark jacket, squeezed under the fence and was seen talking on his cell phone, smoking, before checking out a storage trailer. The male left the scene from Delta Road, putting on a helmet and riding away on a motorbike that had a storage unit on the back. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 2018-8340.
Sunshine Coast RCMP