RCMP Weekly Incident Report

Sunshine Coast

2017-10-10 10:57 PDT

Found Property

On October 3, a paddle board was found on Silverstone Beach in Sechelt. The owner may claim it with a detailed description within 90-days. Please reference RCMP file 17-6759.

On October 3, in two separate locations, a large number of collectible sports cards was found. The first lot was found in the 6000 block of Lighthouse Avenue, Sechelt, and the second lot was found in the 5000 block of Davis Bay Road, Davis Bay. Owner may claim with detailed description, with reference to RCMP files 2017-6763 and 2017-6764.

On October 5, a small boat was found drifting near the boat launch in Porpoise Bay, Sechelt. No extra equipment was inside the boat which had a numbered tag on the exterior. Owner may claim within 90-days with a detailed description. Please reference RCMP police file number 2017-6825.


On October 2, a coast resident reported falling for a common scam about a month ago after she responded to flashing message on her screen telling her that her computer was infected with a virus and that she needed to contact the number on the screen. The resident did so, and ended up paying several hundreds of dollars to have the computer "fixed." The resident, believing the issue was resolved, did not do anything further until she was advised a friend had received a very odd email from the resident's address. It appears her computer was still compromised and the resident has since taken her computer in to a local shop to have it professionally cleaned, as well as spoken with her bank to ensure her accounts are secure. To learn more this and other popular scams, please visit sites such as the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or the Better Business Bureau at www.bbb.org.

Stolen Bike

Between September 27 and October 1, a thief stole a bike from a carport in the 500 block of Seaview Road, Gibsons. The stolen bike is described as a blue 18-speed hybrid bike with white seat labelled "Triathalon." Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 17-6795.

Traffic Incidents

On the morning of October 4, police attended a single vehicle incident on Rat Portage Hill, Roberts Creek, after a deer jumped over a side barrier and onto a vehicle driving southbound in the right lane. Fortunately, the lone driver and occupant was not injured but the vehicle sustained significant front end damage and had to be towed from the scene. The deer did not survive the collision. The matter has been referred to ICBC.

Attempted B&E's

Overnight on October 5, a suspect attempted to gain entry into a vehicle parked in the 600 block of Farnham Road, Gibsons, by using a pry bar on the door. However, no entry was gained and no theft or other damage was reported.

Lost Hiker

At around 19:30 hours on October 5, police attended a lost hiker report in Soames Hill Park, Gibsons. The hiker advised she was unable to find her way back to her vehicle as she did not have a flashlight. Police were able to quickly locate the hiker and escort her back to the trail head. People are reminded to equip themselves appropriately for any outdoor activities, especially as the daylight hours decrease.


Released by

Cst. Karen Whitby

Media Relations Officer
Sunshine Coast RCMP
5800 Teredo St. Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Office: 604-885-2266
Fax: 604-885-9473

Email: karen.whitby@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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