Boxing Day busy for RCMP – Police Briefs

The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a number of break and enters on Boxing Day.

Friday, Dec. 20

• At approximately 10 p.m., the Duncan RCMP advised of a white Ford pickup truck suspected of being driven by an impaired male. This vehicle was later pulled over by the Ladysmith RCMP along the Trans-Canada Highway near Grouhel Road. There was a male driver and three passengers inside a company vehicle at the time. The investigation revealed that the driver had more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in him and had no driver’s licence since it was suspended. The man was given a further 90-day driving suspension, and the company vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Saturday, Dec. 21

• At approximately 9 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of a domestic assault in progress in the 400 block of First Avenue. A male and female were involved, with the male arrested for assault and found to be violating his court order for no consumption of alcohol. No serious injuries were suffered.

Thursday, Dec. 26

• At approximately 7:20 a.m., there was a break and enter at Dairy Queen on Davis Road. Video footage shows a male with a slim build in dark pants, wearing a hoodie with long strings and a small image below the neck opening.

• Between 7 and 11:30 a.m., there was a break and enter/theft at a residence in the 11100 block of Chemainus Road. An unknown person broke through the front door and stole a 36-inch Samsung TV still in the box, a Michael Kors watch and cash.

• Between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m., there was a break and enter/theft at a residence in the 11100 block of Branksome Road. A weedeater and guitar with amplifier were stolen. A possible male suspect was caught on video image wearing a grey hoodie and driving an olive green Ford F150.

Saturday, Dec. 28

• At 9:30 p.m., police received a report of a male assaulting others with a knife at the Timberlands Pub. The suspect male also caused damage to a vehicle belonging to one of the victims. The suspect is associated with another male at the scene and was last seen leaving with the other male in a grey vehicle. The suspect is described as a white male with shaved blond hair. An unknown male with a small dog seen in the video footage is a possible witness to the incident.

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Since Oct. 1, Ladysmith RCMP have had 13 road block files generated. The police have attended 36 vehicle collisions (over/under $1,000 damage and/or injuries) and have issued two driving while disqualified or prohibited; one three-day driver’s licence suspension by alcohol;  two 24-hour driving prohibitions by drugs and six 90-day driving prohibitions issued or impaired driving investigation. There have been no fatal motor vehicle collisions.

The RCMP would like to thank everyone for helping make Ladysmith and the surrounding areas a safer community for the past year and for the upcoming year.

If you have any information regarding these cases or other crimes, please contact the RCMP at 250-245-2215 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.