Weekly Incident Report

Sunshine Coast

2020-05-19 15:12 PDT

Found Ring

On May 12, a woman's ring that had been found near Elphinstone Secondary School in Gibsons was turned in. Owner may claim within 90 days with detailed description. Please reference police file 2020-3003.

Impaired Collision

Early on May 13, police attended a possible impaired driver incident near the intersection of Bligh Road and Mills Road, Sechelt. The lone driver was located in her vehicle which she'd crashed in a ditch. The uninjured driver, who was exhibiting signs of intoxication from alcohol, was taken back to the detachment where breath samples confirmed the driver was impaired by alcohol. The driver was given an Appearance Notice for court, a 90-day Administrative Driving Prohibition and her vehicle was impounded. The file is still under investigation.

Loose wheel causes collision

On May 14, police attended a single vehicle incident on Highway 101 near Norwest Bay Road, Sechelt, after a vehicle went into the ditch and flipped over onto its roof. The uninjured lone occupant and driver was able to exit the vehicle on his own. It appears one of the vehicle tire's came loose and fell off just before the vehicle went into the ditch. The vehicle was towed and the matter has been referred to ICBC.

Stolen Cash

On May 14, a coast resident reported he'd lost his wallet at a business in the 800 block of Gibsons Way, Gibsons. The wallet was found by staff in the parking lot with everything intact except for a large amount of cash. Police are reviewing surveillance video and the file is still under investigation.


On May 15, a mischief was reported at a business in the 5500 block of Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, after an irate customer slammed a door hard enough to break the glass. A witness was able to note the licence plate of the vehicle the client drove away in and police located the suspect at her residence. The unlicenced driver was issued a Violation Ticket for No Driver's Licence and the file is still under investigation.

Found Bike

On May 16, an adult bike that had been found in downtown Sechelt was turned in. Owner may claim with detailed description within 90 days. Please reference police file 2020-3089.

Dirt Bike Collisions

On May 17, police attended a single vehicle incident near Claydon Road and Sexwamin Street, Garden Bay, after Emergency Health Services reported a dirt biker had struck a tree and gone down an embankment. The driver, who sustained serious non-life threatening injuries, was airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital. Witnesses reported that the rider had not been wearing a helmet and appeared to be speeding when he lost control of his new bike. The matter is still under investigation.

On May 17, police assisted Emergency Health Services with a dirt bike incident in the 1600 block of Lockyer Road, Roberts Creek, after the rider swerved to avoid a deer, lost control and ended up in the ditch. The rider was removed from the scene by paramedics and airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital for serious non-life threatening injuries. The matter has been referred to ICBC.

Hit and Run

On May 18, a hit and run was reported in the 400 block of Marine Drive, Gibsons, after the suspect vehicle collided with a parked vehicle. A witness reported the suspect driver fled the scene but then circled back and looked at the damage caused before speeding off again without leaving the parked vehicle driver a note. The witness was able to note a plate number and vehicle and driver description. The file is still under investigation.


Released by

Cst. Karen Whitby

Media Relations Officer
Sunshine Coast RCMP
sunshinecoast.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
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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