Bear dies after being hit by car on Trans-Canada Highway

The Ladysmith RCMP responded to 81 calls for service from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1, including stolen vehicles, accidents and break and enters.

The Ladysmith RCMP Detachment responded to 81 calls for service from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1.

Thursday, Oct. 25

• The Ladysmith RCMP attended on Rocky Creek Road as a result of a complaint of a vehicle left running and insecure. The investigation revealed that the vehicle was stolen from the Nanaimo area. The owner was contacted and was unaware the vehicle had been stolen prior to the police call. A forensic identification exam was conducted on the vehicle, and the police are continuing their investigation.

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a stolen Ford F350 from Rocky Creek Road. The theft was captured on video, and the vehicle was later recovered in the Saanich area. The Ladysmith RCMP is working with the Saanich Police Department and is continuing its investigation into the theft.

Saturday, Oct. 27

• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a break and enter that occurred to a residence on Russell Road. Various items were stolen, including a television, jewelry and a camera. A forensic identification exam was conducted. As a result of the police investigation, a suspect has been identified and the police are continuing their investigation.

Sunday, Oct. 28

• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a break and enter on Stephenson Street. Sometime overnight, the residence was broken into and an HP computer, wedding ring and iPod were stolen. Evidence was seized for a forensic identification exam. The police are continuing their investigation.

• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter on Hallberg Road. The break and enter appears to have occurred between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jewelry and money were taken from the residence. A forensic identification exam was to be conducted, and the police are continuing their investigation.

• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a motor vehicle accident on the Trans-Canada Highway near Westdown Road. A bear ran out onto the highway in front of a northbound vehicle that was unable to avoid it. The bear died as a result, and the vehicle suffered damage, requiring it to be towed. The driver was not injured.

Monday, Oct. 29

• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident. The driver of a westbound vehicle on Yellow Point Road lost control of his minivan and went off the road, striking a utility pole. The pole was severed, and the hydro lines came down across the road. Hydro was contacted to repair the pole and power lines. The vehicle suffered minor damages and was towed. The driver was uninjured.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a stolen 2006 Honda 250 CRFX motorcycle. The off-road motorcycle had been in a shed and was taken some time during the past week. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.