Weekly Incident Report

Sunshine Coast

2020-11-24 11:29 PST

Collision

On November 17, police attended a two vehicle incident on Highway 101 at Crowe Road, Roberts Creek. The first vehicle attempted to make a left turn off Crowe Road onto the highway and collided with the second vehicle, causing it to spin around and strike a road sign before coming to a rest. Fortunately, neither driver sustained any life-threatening injuries but the second vehicle had to be towed due to damage. The first vehicle driver was issued a Violation Ticket for Failure to Yield on a Left Turn. The matter has been referred to ICBC.


Theft

Between November 14 and 16, a suspect stole a car battery from a vehicle parked in the 4300 block of Gun Club Road, Sechelt. The battery is described as an Interstate, model FRN24/62s.


Noise Complaint

On November 18, police responded to a noise complaint at an apartment in Gibsons after a resident reported hearing on-going yelling and a dog yelping nearby. Police attended the address and could hear a male yelling. Police located the residence where the noise was coming from and located a male who explained that he was trying to train a new puppy and was frustrated because the puppy cried every time the male left the room. Police examined the puppy and determined it was very happy and healthy. The new dog owner was advised to be mindful of his neighbours and to keep the yelling down.


Found Property

On November 19, a musical instrument found on Gower Point Road, Gibsons, was turned in. Owner may claim within 90 days with detailed description. Please reference police file 2020-8004.

On November 19, a distinctive small wallet found in the 5600 block of Highway 101, Sechelt, was turned in. Owner may claim within 90 days with detailed description. Please reference police file 2020-8017.


Overloaded Vehicle

On November 19, police witnessed a truck on Highway 101 by Davis Bay Beach, Sechelt, that appeared overloaded. Police noted a large amount of damage on one side of the vehicle and totally compressed suspension with the wheel wells over top of the tires. The load in the truck box was also insecure. Police issued the driver a Box 1 Notice and Order to have the vehicle undergo a safety inspection and the licence plates were seized. The driver was also issued a Violation Ticket for operating a non-commercial vehicle without proper equipment or with insecure cargo.


Impaired Driving

On November 19, police attended a single vehicle incident in the intersection of Dubois Road and Highway 101, Garden Bay, after a witness reported a vehicle in the ditch and a possible impaired driver inside. Police noted the driver exhibiting signs of possible intoxication from alcohol and tried to have the driver provide a breath sample for a roadside alcohol screening test but the driver refused. After the driver continued to refuse, she was issued an Administrative Driving Prohibition and the file is still under investigation.

On November 19, police attended a single vehicle incident in the 1300 block of Gower Point Road, Gibsons, after the local fire department assisted a driver who'd ended up in the ditch. The driver advised police that she had lost control and went off road, and that she had consumed alcohol a short time prior to driving. The driver was given a roadside alcohol screening test and after two fail results, was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition. The driver's vehicle was also impounded for thirty days. The matter has been referred to RoadSafetyBC.

On November 20, a witness reported a possible impaired driver northbound on Highway 101 near Field Road, Sechelt, after the vehicle was seen having trouble maintaining its lane, driving jerkily, and at erratic speeds. Police located the suspect vehicle and driver and witnessed more poor driving behaviour before initiating a traffic stop. The driver explained she was learning how to drive a standard vehicle and advised that she'd consumed alcohol earlier in the day. The driver was given and failed a roadside alcohol screening test and was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition. The driver's vehicle was impounded for thirty days and the matter has been referred to RoadSafetyBC.

On November 21, police witnessed a vehicle turn off Wharf Road onto Highway 101, Sechelt, at a high rate of speed. The vehicle continued on at an excessive speed before police were able to initiate a traffic stop. The driver, who was exhibiting possible signs of intoxication from alcohol, 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 thirty days. The matter has been referred to RoadSafetyBC.


Break and Enter

Overnight on November 20, a suspect gained entry to a trailer at an address in the 700 block of Park Road, Gibsons, by cutting off locks on the door, and stole a large number of Makita and Dewalt brand hand and power tools, assorted levels and a crow bar and a tripod. Anyone with any information about this break and enter is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-8038.
 

 

Released by

Cst. Jihan McDougall

Media Relations Officer
Sunshine Coast RCMP
sunshinecoast.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
5800 Teredo St, Box 188 Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Office: 604-885-2266
Fax: 604-885-9473

Email: jihan.mcdougall@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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