Meat and baked goods taken – Ladysmith police briefs

A 30-pound turkey, steaks and $200 worth of baked goods stolen a week before Christmas.

There were a total of 68 calls for service over this period of time. To date, 3,978 incidents have been reported  (4,247 for the same period in 2010).

Wednesday, Dec. 14

} A theft of diesel from the heavy-duty machines at the VIU training centre was reported on  Timberlands Road and Ninatti Road. About $600 of diesel was stolen. As there have been several thefts from the area, the RCMP is seeking public assistance.

} The RCMP was requested to assist the fire department at the rear of a property on Westdowne Road. The RCMP attended and saw a small fire where it appears the residents were burning wire. The fire department has attended this location numerous times. The property is filled with unsightly junk, cars, tires, motor parts and various garbage. Avenues are being pursued to address these local concerns.

Thursday, Dec. 15

} The RCMP attended a residence on Chemainus Road. Two individuals were arrested for assault. They were later released for a court appearance on promises to appear and undertakings to appear. Friday, Dec. 16

} Meat and baked goods were stolen from a freezer under a carport on Wagon Wheel Drive. The owner believes the theft occurred between 7 p.m. and midnight because her dogs were barking. The stolen food included a 30-pound turkey, eight steaks, pork chops and baking valued at $200.

} RCMP received a call that an individual was running around high in the streets and needed medical attention. Emergency Health Services were on scene when RCMP arrived, but the client refused to go with them and just wished to go home. Members transported the young intoxicated person to his house and released him to his father.

} A report was received of a man down in front of the Chinese restaurant at Roberts Street and Transfer Beach. A male was arrested for being drunk in public and taken to Ladysmith cells until sober.

Saturday, Dec. 17

} The RCMP were called to a local liquor establishment due to an individual who had been evicted but had re-entered the premises. The male was given a violation ticket for being  intoxicated in public and a court appearance for the Liquor Control Act.

} The RCMP was conducting a roadblock at Roberts Street and the highway. An individual pulled up and identified himself through a keyword and a driver’s licence number. CPIC shows that he is to be served a notice of driving prohibition. This was done, and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. The individual was issued a ticket for failure to produce a driver’s licence.

Sunday, Dec. 18

} A mischief/theft was reported from a commercial vehicle on Simpson Road. An employee was cleaning the trucks when he realized that two Freightliner delivery trucks had broken windows. The damage was estimated at $200.

} A theft of gas was reported from a vehicle parked in a driveway overnight. The owner filled her tank yesterday for $80. Today, the gas tank was empty.

Monday, Dec. 19

} Between the evening of Dec. 17 and the morning of Dec. 19, gas was stolen from heavy-duty machinery belonging to VIU while it was parked at the university’s Timberlands Road compound. The suspects broke the locks off the gate and fuel tanks before syphoning the gas using pieces of black three-quarter-inch PVC pipe routinely used as water line.

} A vehicle was parked at  Coronation Mall while the owner was working her night shift. When she returned to her car Dec. 18 at about 1 a.m., she noticed it had been rear-ended and her bumper was caved in.