RCMP busy responding to vehicle break-ins — Ladysmith Police Briefs

The Ladysmith RCMP responded to 70 calls for service from Jan. 17-24, including stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins.

The Ladysmith RCMP detachment responded to 70 calls for service from Jan. 17-24.

Friday, Jan. 18

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a stolen black 2011 Ford Ranger pickup truck. The vehicle had been parked at the park and ride at Cedar and Simpson roads during the day, and the owner returned at the end of the day to find the vehicle gone. The police are continuing their investigation.

Monday, Jan. 21

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report that a Dodge Dakota quad cab parked in the 300 block of High Street had been broken into overnight. A small amount of change, a tool box with tools, and a trailer hitch were stolen. The police are continuing their investigation.

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report that in the early hours of the morning, someone had attempted to gain entry to a Dodge Dakota parked in the 3500 block of Hallberg Road. The vehicle was damaged during the attempted entry but was not entered, and nothing was stolen.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report that between Jan. 18 and Jan. 21, a vehicle had been broken into in the parking lot of the Villa apartments on Second Avenue. A small number of personal items were taken. The police are continuing their investigation.

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a black 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck with its alarm going off on in the 4400 block of Donna Road. Investigation revealed that the vehicle had been stolen in Nanaimo earlier in the day. A police dog was called to the scene, and a forensic identification exam of the vehicle was conducted. The police are continuing their investigation.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report that someone had attempted to enter a Nissan Xterra in a parking lot in the 1300 block of Rocky Creek Road. The alarm had gone off, and the owner had run out at approximately 5:30 a.m. No one was located; however, the vehicle received damage during the attempted entry. The police are continuing their investigation.

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a break and enter to a shed at a residence in the 13300 block of Cedar Road. The shed was entered, and a yellow 2003 Suzuki RM60 motocross motorcycle was stolen. The motorcycle has a white number plate on the handle bar with a black number eight on it. The police are continuing their investigation into the theft.

• Between Jan. 20 and Jan. 23, a shed behind the Old Post Office Antiques shop on Esplanade was entered three different times. A variety of items were stolen during the thefts. The police are continuing their investigation into these thefts.