Weekly Incident Report
2020-12-08 11:15 PST
On December 3, a power tool found in the 5600 block of Lamprey Lane, Sechelt, was turned in. Owner may claim with detailed description within 90 days. Please reference police file 2020-8314.
On December 4, a cell phone found on a Sunshine Coast BC Transit bus was turned in. Owner may claim within 90 days with detailed description. Please reference police file 2020-8343.
On December 4, a tablet device found on a Sunshine Coast BC Transit bus was turned in. Owner may claim within 90 days with detailed description. Please reference police file 2020-8345.
On December 7, a bag containing a variety of necklaces found in lower Gibsons was turned in. Owner may claim within 90 days with detailed description. Please reference police file 2020-8413.
On December 4, police attended a motor vehicle incident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Sunnycrest Road and Gibsons Way, Gibsons. The vehicle driver, who was not impaired, advised she had not seen the pedestrian in the marked crosswalk. The pedestrian, who had the right of way with the walk-symbol illuminated, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Sechelt Hospital for treatment. The driver, who remained on scene, was issued a Violation Ticket for Drive Without Due Care. The matter has been referred to ICBC.
Canada Post Mailbox Theft
On December 4, Canada Post reported community mailboxes located in the 11200 and 12200 blocks of Highway 101, Madeira Park, had been breached. It is unknown what has been stolen from the multi-resident mailboxes. Anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 2020-8347 and 2020-8348
On December 7, Canada Post reported more community mailboxes broken into in the 5100 block of Garden Bay Road, at the intersection of Garden Bay Road and Roosen Road, the intersection of Oyster Bay Road and Garden Bay Road, Garden Bay, as well as at Sunshine Coast Highway and Hallowell Road, Ruby Lake. Anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-8401, 2020-8402, 2020-8404 and 2020-8418.
Theft from Vehicle
Early on December 4, a suspect gained entry to a vehicle parked in the 5600 block of Cowrie Street, Sechelt, and stole a variety of tools including a Mastercraft screwdriver set, ratchet set, and 12-volt battery and charger, a vehicle manual, personal mail, and some spare change. Surveillance video from the area showed a male suspect dressed in a dark jacket, grey hoody, dark pants, carrying a black bag. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-8349.
Overnight on December 7, a suspect broke into two vehicles parked at the end of Sakinaw Lake Road, Pender Harbour. The suspect smashed a window and damaged a door frame on the first vehicle and stole a pair of jumper cables and some alcohol. The suspect gained access to the second unlocked vehicle and stole a box of fishing flies, a tool bag containing a torch, two Dewalt Batteries labelled "PS," hand tools, three hunting knives with aqua coloured handles and a Makita bag containing a Dewalt jigsaw. Anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-8406 and 2020-8408.
On December 5, police tried to initiate a traffic stop with a vehicle with a burned out headlight driving eastbound on Gibsons Way, Gibsons. Before the vehicle came to a stop, police witnessed it turn into a parking lot, cut a corner, and jump the curb before parking too closely to another parked vehicle. Police spoke with the lone driver who advised he'd consumed alcohol shortly before driving. The driver was given a roadside alcohol screening test and after two "warn" results, was issued a three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition. The matter has been referred to RoadSafetyBC.
On December 5, a witness reported a possible impaired driver speeding and swerving all over the road northbound on Highway 101 from Byng Road, Roberts Creek. Police located the vehicle in Wilson Creek and initiated a traffic stop with the driver who advised he'd consumed alcohol earlier in the day. The driver was given a roadside alcohol screening device and after two "fail" results, was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for thirty days. The matter has been referred to RoadSafetyBC.
Cst. Karen WhitbyMedia Relations Officer
Sunshine Coast RCMP
sunshinecoast.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
5800 Teredo St. Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
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