Weekly Incident Report

Sunshine Coast

2020-12-15 11:04 PST

Collision

On December 8, police attended a two vehicle incident in the 6400 block of Sechelt Inlet Road, Sechelt, after the first vehicle stopped to make a left turn off the road and was rear-ended by the second vehicle. Both vehicles sustained significant damage and had to be towed from the scene. Fortunately, no life threatening injuries were reported but the driver of the first vehicle was taken to Sechelt Hospital for assessment. The file is still under investigation.

On December 8, police attended a two vehicle incident on Highway 101 at Norwest Bay Road, Sechelt, after the first vehicle waiting at the lights to turn onto the highway was struck from behind by the second vehicle, which then continued straight through the intersection, into the trees and shrubbery and down an embankment. Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported but the second vehicle had to be towed from the scene. It was determined the second vehicle's brakes had failed. The matter has been referred to ICBC.

On December 11, police attended a three vehicle incident on Highway 101 near Marlene Road, Roberts Creek, after the first eastbound vehicle crossed over the centre line and collided head on with the second westbound vehicle, which was then struck in the rear by the third westbound vehicle. The driver and passenger of the second vehicle were trapped inside the totally damaged vehicle and after extraction, were both airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the third vehicle went to Sechelt Hospital for assessment and treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the first vehicle did not suffer any visible injuries but was taken to Sechelt Hospital for treatment of medical issues he was suffering prior to the incident. The matter is still under investigation.

On December 11, police attended a single vehicle incident at Pratt Road and Grandview Road, Gibsons, after the driver missed the turn and ended up off the road. The unimpaired driver advised that he'd also collided into a closed garage door earlier in the day. The driver was taken to Sechelt Hospital for assessment and treatment of minor injuries. Police will be requesting a driver's medical review. The file is still under investigation.


Fraud

On December 9, a coast resident reported falling for a Canada Revenue Agency related scam after receiving an email from someone purporting to be with the "Canada Tax Agency" advising the resident that he needed to pay a large sum in "tax recovery." The resident was directed to transfer the funds to the male, and send proof of payment as well. After the resident did as he was told, he kept getting phone calls from the scammer demanding more money. The resident returned to his bank to send more money and it was bank staff that alerted the resident that he was being scammed. Before responding to any out-of-the-blue requests for money, financial or personal information, contact the agency or institution directly, or check their web sites for scam alerts. To learn about the red flags to watch out for, as well as the latest 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 . Please share this information with friends and family.


Theft

On December 9, a known male who was banned from a business in the 5500 block of Highway 101, Sechelt, was reported breaching his conditions and shoplifting. Police attended and located the suspect and quickly determined he was in possession of stolen property as well as a controlled substance. The male was arrested and released on an Undertaking for court on multiple charges. The file is still under investigation.

At approximately 4:00 a.m. on December 10, a pick up truck drove into a business property in the 5700 block of Marine Way, Sechelt, and stole almost 500 pounds of copper wire. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-8528.


Theft of Mail

Overnight on December 10, suspects continued to target Canada Post community mailboxes throughout the Sunshine Coast, gaining entry into boxes located in the 8000 to 8200, and 8800 blocks of Redrooffs Road and the intersection of Redrooffs Road and Fullerton Road, Halfmoon Bay. Anyone with any information about any of these incidents is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-8459.


Theft from Motor Vehicle

On December 8, a suspect gained entry to an unlocked vehicle parked up the B&K Logging Road, Roberts Creek, while the owner was out hiking. The owner heard honking from the area where he'd parked and returned to the vehicle to discover that the suspect had rifled through the wallet that had been left behind, and stolen cash, identification, and credit cards. Police recommended the owner report his identification theft to Equifax and remind the public to remove valuables from their vehicles. 


Break & Enter

Overnight on December 9, a suspect gained entry to the Canada Post Office located in the 4900 block of Pool Lane, Garden Bay. The suspect pried open all the post boxes but it is unknown what has been stolen. Anyone with any information about this or the numerous break-ins to community mail boxes in the area is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-8465.


Impaired Driving


On December 10, a witness reported a possible impaired driver on Malcolm Road, Madeira Park. Police located the suspect driver inside the parked vehicle and noted the driver was exhibiting signs of possible intoxication from alcohol. The driver, who advised he'd been consuming alcohol all day, was given and failed two roadside alcohol screening test. The driver was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for thirty days.


 

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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