Busy week for Ladysmith RCMP – police briefs Jan. 9-15

Ladysmith RCMP received 62 calls for service from Jan. 9-15.

There were a total of 62 calls for service over this period of time. To date, 138 incidents have been reported (200 for the same period in 2011).

Monday, Jan. 9

} At 3:19 p.m., police received a report of a lost iPhone 3. The phone was believed to be lost approximately two weeks earlier near Hall Road in Ladysmith. The iPhone is several years old and has a small dent in the bottom or top corner of the phone.

} At 5:41 p.m., Ladysmith RCMP attended to a disturbance on Buller Street at the request of a male caller. The male’s former common-law partner was at the scene causing a disturbance wanting to take custody of the couple’s child. As no court orders were in place, the child was left at the residence, and the female was asked to leave, which she did without incident.

} At 7:10 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident on the Trans Canada Highway near Baker Road involving a 2002 Jeep Liberty.  The vehicle swerved to avoid a deer and collided with the middle jersey barrier. Both the driver and passenger were transported to Duncan Hospital with minor injuries.

Tuesday, Jan. 10

} At 1:55 p.m., police received a report of road rage/mischief. A male reported that while awaiting a green light to turn off the Trans Canada Highway, the driver of the vehicle behind him got out and smashed the mirror off his truck. A suspect has been identified; charges are pending.

Wednesday, Jan. 11

} At 9:52 a.m., police attended to 49th Parallel Grocery Store in Ladysmith after receiving a report that someone had tampered with the ATM. Someone had put an expired credit card in the ATM with a piece of plastic that had thin magnets attached to it. There was no wiring or circuitry with the magnet. There was no theft from the machine, nor any damage. There is also no threat of any personal information being obtained, as the ATM was unusable.

Thursday, Jan. 12

}At 1:07 p.m., Ladysmith RCMP received a report of illegal dumping near Ninatti Road.  Bags of garbage had been dumped, and garbage, which was household in nature, was strewn throughout the bush. Police spoke with a suspect, who advised that they were planning to move and had hired a person to haul garbage to the dump. Arrangements were made to have the garbage cleaned up, and no charges were laid.

} At 3:35 p.m., police received a 9-1-1 call from a cellphone from a child in a vehicle who stated they needed help. Extensive patrols were made, but the vehicle was not located. The owner was later located, and it was determined that the driver had left the vehicle momentarily while the child was asleep, the child awoke and called 9-1-1. The driver spoke the child about what constitutes an emergency.

} At 4:02 p.m., police responded to a disturbance on Silverstrand Road. Upon attending, police discovered a van with intoxicated people attended the residence wanting to fight. They were sent away by the home owners. The registered owner was later spoken with, and they advised that people in their van had been fighting but were separated and that the fist fight was consensual.

} At 5:05 p.m., RCMP received a report that between 2-3:30 p.m., unknown suspects stole a tow strap and a spare tire from a Jeep Cherokee parked at the Timberlands gravel pit. The thieves entered through the hatch. There were no suspects or witnesses.

}At 5:46 p.m., Ladysmith RCMP responded to an accident involving a vehicle and a bicycle. The cyclist was hit while a vehicle was pulling out of the 49th Parallel Grocery parking lot onto Symonds Street. The bicycle was without lights, and the rider was not wearing a helmet. The driver did not see the cyclist due to it being dark. The cyclist suffered a minor injury and was taken to the hospital with a friend. No charges are pending.

} At 7:49 p.m., police responded to 9-1-1 call on Riverbend Road for a domestic dispute. Police attended and arrested a 47-year-old male for assault and breach of undertaking for breaching a condition not to possess firearms. Firearms were found in the residence and seized. The male was removed from the residence and released on promise to appear and undertaking given to a peace officer with no-contact and no-go conditions. About three hours later, another call was received, as the male had returned. Police located the male driving away, and he was arrested and held for court. Further charges are being recommended.

}At 8:30 p.m., Ladysmith RCMP attended to an address on Hambrook Street in Ladysmith in response to a complaint of assault with a weapon. A dispute between the upstairs and downstairs tenants over noise led to a male assaulting another male with a baseball bat. There were no injuries, and the male was arrested and released on no-contact conditions via an  undertaking and promise to appear.

}At 9:32 p.m., Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a female yelling on Silverstrand Road. Police attended and were advised that the residents were sitting around drinking alcohol with a male they didn’t know when the male became belligerent and they kicked him out. All was quiet upon attendance. The male was not located.

Friday, Jan. 13

} At 11:59 a.m., police received a report of an ongoing issue with a blue pickup truck revving its engine with a  loud muffler, driving up Gatacre Street and then up Fourth Avenue. Patrols were made, but the vehicle was not located.

}At 4:13 p.m., Ladysmith RCMP received a report of found property from 2010.  A ring was found at the Ladysmith Library in 2010 and was never claimed. It will be held for 90 days.

Saturday, Jan. 14

}At 10:43 a.m., Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a theft of a Yamaha generator from a pickup truck parked on Wagon Wheel Drive. Police are investigating.

} At 12:24 p.m., the Ladysmith RCMP received a report of people sitting in a car near Shell Beach Road drinking and playing loud music. Police were in the area and made patrols, but the vehicle was not located.

Sunday, Jan. 15

} At 3:37 p.m., police responded to a complaint of an assault on Penelakut Island. A female caller alleged she was assaulted by her sister as the pair were fighting over liquor. Police and BC Ambulance attended, and the female was transported to Duncan Hospital with minor injuries. Police continue to investigate.

} At 8:12 p.m., police received a report of white flares on the mountain range west of the airport and had seen lights moving fast down the mountain, possibly vehicles. Police attended but did not observe any additional flares. Nanaimo RCMP were asked to check their area. Extensive patrols were made with negative results.

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