RCMP: Police Report

Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following from Sept. 21 to 29:

Break and Enter

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• On Sept. 21, police were called to a report of a residential break and enter in the 5700 block of Ebbtide Street in Sechelt. A large amount of jewelry, a Nintendo 3DS with games and two cameras along with other items were stolen from the residence. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call the Sunshine Coast RCMP and reference file 18-6698.

Counterfeit Money

• On Sept. 27, staff at the Independent Grocers in Sechelt contacted police after locating a counterfeit $20. RCMP are asking the public, especially retail employees, to remain vigilant when dealing with currency. Canadian currency has a number of built-in security features to help handlers detect counterfeit cash. The following Bank of Canada webpage fully describes these security features with accompanying photographs: www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/bank-note-series/frontiers/100-polymer-note.


• On Sept. 30, police, ambulance and the fire department responded to a report of a truck and trailer that had gone off the highway into a ditch, trapping the two occupants and their dog inside. Pender Harbour Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to remove the driver’s door and extricate the driver. No signs of drug or alcohol impairment were detected and the collision is believed to be due to road conditions. Both occupants were transported to hospital for treatment and assessment. The dog is believed to be uninjured.

Impaired Driving

• On Sept. 29, a vehicle was stopped in Sechelt after the passenger was observed by police throwing a CD out the window onto the roadway. The vehicle was stopped and the “N” driver exhibited signs of intoxication. A roadside alcohol screening test resulted in a “Fail.” The driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition, a violation ticket for driving contrary to restrictions and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The matter has been referred to RoadSafety BC.

Found Property

• On Sept. 22, a wallet was left on a local bus and turned in to the Sechelt RCMP office. Owner can call police and provide description in order to have it returned.

• On Sept. 24, a cell phone was located on a city bus and turned in to the Sechelt RCMP office. Owner can call police and provide description in order to have it returned.

– Sunshine Coast RCMP

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