Weekly Incident Report

Sunshine Coast

2020-12-22 10:36 PST

Collision

On December 15, police attended a single vehicle incident in the 11600 block of Highway 101, Madeira Park, after Emergency Health Services reported a vehicle head first in the ditch up against a large rock. Fortunately, the driver and passenger were able to exit the vehicle on their own and were taken to Sechelt Hospital for minor injuries. The driver, who was unfamiliar with the roads, advised that he'd lost control coming around a sharp corner. Road conditions are also considered a factor. The vehicle was towed and the matter has been referred to ICBC.

On December 18, police attended a single vehicle incident in the 12200 block of Highway 101, Madeira Park, after a witness reported a speeding vehicle lose traction before crashing into the ditch. Police located the totalled vehicle, which also struck a fire hydrant on its journey, lodged up against a tree. The driver, who was not impaired, was taken to Sechelt Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The driver explained that he had turned off the traction control feature on his new vehicle in order to test it out. The driver was issued a Violation Ticket for Speed Relative to Conditions. The matter has been referred to ICBC.


Attempted B&E

Overnight, a suspect attempted a break and enter to a business in the 5600 block of Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, after trying unsuccessfully to pry open the front door. The suspect damaged the door but fled before gaining any entry to the premises. Police are reviewing surveillance video and the file is still under investigation.


Break in to Vehicle

Sometime between December 12 and 14, a suspect gained entry to a vehicle parked in the 700 block of Gower Point Road, Gibsons, and opened up all the windows and sunroof, exposing the interior to the heavy rains during that period. Nothing was reported stolen from inside the vehicle, and no visible damage to the exterior was noted.

Overnight on December 15, a suspect attempted to gain entry to a vehicle parked on Marine Drive near Armourers Beach, Gibsons, by prying a passenger door, breaking the lock in the process. However, it doesn't appear that anything was stolen and no other damage was reported.


Found Property

On December 15, a small camera found in upper Gibsons was turned in. Owner may claim within 90 days with detailed description. Please reference police file 2020-8633.


Theft

On December 15 at around 2:00 p.m., a suspect stole a bike from the 5600 block of Wharf Road, Sechelt. The stolen bike is described as a white and yellow Giant ATX860 with Mavic Crossmax rims, front suspension, and stirrup pedals. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-8652.

On December 16, a pair of shoplifters was reported at a business in the 1100 block of Highway 101, Gibsons, after a forty-something male and an orange haired female paid cash for a few items but concealed and stole other items of clothing. The pair fled in a maroon coloured SUV. Police are reviewing security video footage and the file is still under investigation.


Dangerous Driving

On December 18, a witness reported a dangerous driver on Highway 101 near Redrooffs Road, after the suspect southbound vehicle passed vehicles on double solid lines while travelling at high speed. The witness was able to capture the incident on dash cam as well as note the licence plate number. The file is still under investigation.


Impaired Driving

On December 20, a witness reported a possible impaired driver on Beach Avenue near Marlene Road, Roberts Creek. Police located the suspect vehicle in the ditch along with the uninjured driver who was displaying possible signs of intoxication from alcohol. The driver advised he'd been attempting a U-turn when he ended up in the ditch. The driver was given a roadside alcohol screening test and after two fails, was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition. The vehicle was impounded for thirty days.


Scam

On December 21, a coast resident reported falling for a popular scam after responding to unsolicited messages she received through a popular social media site. The scammer told the resident she was eligible for a Canadian Government Grant program and that if she paid the "administration fees" in iTunes cards, then she would receive back one hundred times the gift cards value in cash. Fortunately, a friend of the resident found out about this and so prevented the resident from giving the scammer the gift card activation codes. Police remind the public to be wary of offers that seem too good to be, especially "investment" type schemes. To learn more about the red flags to watch out for, please visit sites such as the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or the Better Business Bureau at www.bbb.org. Also, scam alerts are usually posted on the sites of large organizations such utility companies, financial institutions and government agencies.

 

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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