RCMP: Police Report

Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Sept. 29 to Oct. 5:


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• Overnight on Sept. 30, a suspect stole a bike that had been stored in a carport at a residence in the 600 block of Trueman Road, Gibsons. The stolen bike is described as an older model bluish-green Raleigh 21-speed cruiser with a black seat. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, file 2018-6957.

• On Sept. 29, a rowboat was reported stolen from its mooring in the waters near the 200 block of Owen Road, Gibsons. The boat, which had been secured to a buoy, is described as a small Walker Bay rowboat with an inflatable tube surrounding the hull and blue seats. The hull ID number is USEWVA4370K809. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, file 2018-6976.

• On Oct. 3 between 3 and 3:30 p.m., a suspect stole a wallet and cell phone from an unlocked vehicle parked at a business in the 5500 block of Highway 101, Sechelt. Police are reviewing surveillance video footage. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, file 2018-6980.


• On Oct. 4, a local political candidate reported a large number of his campaign signs displayed within the District of Sechelt had been damaged, knocked down, or stolen since Sept. 24. Elections Canada has been advised and anyone with information about this election signage tampering is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 2018-6995.

• On Oct. 4 around 2 p.m., suspects threw eggs at a building in the 5900 block of Cowrie Street, Sechelt, let the air out of several vehicles’ tires, and defaced one vehicle. Police are reviewing surveillance video. Anyone with information about this mischief is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 2018-6997.

Hit and Run

• On Oct. 4, police witnessed a hit and run in the parking lot at a business in the 5700 block Cowrie Street, Sechelt, after the first vehicle driver backed into a second unoccupied parked vehicle and left without checking the damage or leaving any information for the second vehicle driver. Police noted the licence plate number of the offending vehicle and after advising the second vehicle driver of the incident, followed up with the first driver. The first driver stated he didn’t know he’d struck the other vehicle. Police issued the first driver a violation ticket for reversing unsafely.

Unsafe Load

• On Oct. 4, police attended a single-vehicle incident after a southbound commercial vehicle lost part of its load, which then smashed into the side of a northbound vehicle. A witness stopped to assist the northbound vehicle driver, but the commercial driver appears not to have noticed his lost load and carried on. Unfortunately, neither the witness nor the damaged vehicle driver were able to note any truck number or licence plate information. The matter has been referred to ICBC.

Prohibited Driver

• On Oct. 5, police witnessed a vehicle speeding in Sechelt and initiated a traffic stop. At first the female driver stated she did not have her driver’s licence on her and provided a false name. Upon further inquiries the driver provided her full name and admitted she did not have a valid driver’s licence. The 35-year-old woman was given an appearance notice, a notice of suspension, a speeding ticket and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

– Sunshine Coast RCMP

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