Diesel stolen from VIU training ground – Ladysmith Police Briefs

The Ladysmith RCMP is seeking the public’s help in reporting any suspicious activity around the VIU training ground on Timberlands Road.

There were a total of 47 calls for service over this period of time.

To date, 3,909 incidents have been reported to the detachment (4,168 for the same period in 2010).

Wednesday, Dec. 7

} A  white 2002 Dodge Ram truck was stolen from the Maritime Society between 9 p.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. this morning.

The owner had parked his truck in the parking lot and locked it up before going to his boat.

When he got up this morning, his truck was gone, there was no broken glass, and both keys are accounted for.

The truck had three-quarters of a tank of gas and $1,620 in various tools inside. The value of the truck is $20,000.

Thursday, Dec. 8

} An individual reported that last evening when he was on his way home to Duncan, the left driver side wheel on his green 1968 UBILT utility trailer blew, so he pulled over on the side of the highway by Davis Road south.

He unhitched the trailer, which had two large slabs of wood in the trailer bed, and left it on the side of the road between 8 and 9 p.m. Dec. 7.

He drove back to Canadian Tire in Nanaimo to have the tire repaired, but Canadian Tire was unable to repair it. So he left and returned to where he had left his trailer and noted it was still there. Since it was pretty dark, he decided to come back in the morning and reattach the tire. Upon his return this morning at approximately 9:30 a.m., the trailer was gone.

Friday, Dec. 9

} The RCMP was conducting a roadblock in the Dogwood Dip in Ladysmith when a vehicle rolled up to the check very slowly.

The member could smell the odour of marijuana and asked the driver to step outside. The odour of marijuana was still in the vehicle.

The two female passengers admitted to having marijuana in their possession. A small quantity was seized. The driver was issued a violation ticket for driving contrary to restrictions for having two passengers.

Saturday, Dec. 10

} A 15-foot aluminum boat on a trailer was stolen from an acreage in the 1300 block of Spruston Road overnight. There was no plate on the trailer and no outboard motor. The boat is grey in colour, and the brand name is Smokecraft. The model name, Alaskan, is written on the side.

Sunday, Dec. 11

} A fight was reported outside a local residence. The RCMP attended; the suspect had fled the scene. A male was later arrested for assault and released on a promise to appear/underttaking to appear for court on Dec. 21.

Monday, Dec. 12

} Approximately 500 litres of diesel from four heavy machinery at the Vancouver Island University training ground at the end of Timberlands Road was stolen. A rubber hose was left in one of the machine’s gas tanks.

It occurred between Thurs., Dec. 8 and today.

It is the third theft at the heavy machinery training site in three months.

The RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in reporting any suspicious activity in this area.