CPR mannequins stolen from school – Ladysmith police briefs

Unknown suspects broke into a portable behind Ladysmith Secondary School. Three bags containing five CPR mannequins each were stolen.

Ladysmith RCMP are asking for any information about the theft of 15 CPR mannequins such as this one from Ladysmith Secondary School. Four of the mannequins are still missing.

There were a total of 77 calls for service over this period of time. To date, 3862 incidents have been reported to the detachment (4098 for the same period in 2010).

Tuesday, Nov. 29

} Sometime between Nov. 27 at 9:30 p.m. and Nov. 28 at 8:21 a.m., someone entered an unlocked vehicle in the 1000 block of Second Avenue and stole a blue Nintendo DS Light with a Pokemon game in it, valued at $150, and a radio iPod adapter (Canadian Tire make but didn’t know name), valued at $45.

} Another car was broken into overnight, and items were stolen. The vehicle was parked on Malone Road, and the passenger door may have been left unlocked. The car stereo (unknown make, valued at $100) and a Garmin GPS (valued at $100) were taken. There were no signs of forced entry.

} An individual was driving northbound through Ladysmith on the Trans Canada Highway. He reported a male driver in a dark grey Toyota Tundra pickup was tailgaiting a logging truck when he was driving by.

As he got beside it, the Toyota swerved into the side of the Dodge Ram. The driver pulled over, but the truck sped off.

A licence plate was obtained for the truck, and the registered owner will be served with a $368 violation ticket for failing to remain at scene of an accident.

Thursday, Dec. 1

} Sometime between Thurs., Dec. 1 and the early morning of Sat., Dec. 3, unknown suspects broke into one of the portables behind Ladysmith Secondary School. Three large blue bags marked CPR in white lettering, containing five CPR mannequins each, were stolen. These 15 mannequins were then assembled, vandalized with black markers and affixed to various sign poles throughout the town of Ladysmith.

Thanks to community members, several of the CPR mannequins were rescued from these sign poles and returned to the school.

Four mannequins are still missing in action. If you or someone you know have information about who may have committed this crime, please contact Const. Brigitte Goguen of the Ladysmith RCMP at 250-245-2215. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1800-222-TIPS (8477).

} Someone  attempted to pass a counterfeit $20 bank note through the drive-thru of Kentucky Fried Chicken. The male was described as 30 to 40 years of age, with dark hair and a beard. There was a female in the passenger seat who was younger, possibly 30 years of age. They left the drive-thru with their counterfeit bank note in a metallic/tan SUV.

Friday Dec. 2

} A male was assaulted by another male in the Sporty Pub, and the male was being restrained out front. The RCMP attended, and when they arrived, the male had left the scene.

The suspect was identified, and instead of pursuing a charge, he has been barred indefinitely from the premises.

Saturday, Dec. 3

} A male breached the conditions of his undertaking and his recognizance by consuming alcohol, breaking curfew and being in contact with a local resident.

He was arrested and held for court and is facing charges of Breach a UTA Sec 145 (3) CC and Breach of Recognizance Sec 145 (5.12) CC x 4.

} A member attended a suspicious fire at the rock quarry of the Comox Logging Road. Unknown suspect(s) had lit a fire and began burning a small amount of wire/insulation.

Later, two males with an old black lab were seen stripping wire at the same location. The vehicle was stopped at Grouhel Road/Christie Road. The individuals had a fair amount of burned and intact copper wires.

The males were arrested for possession of stolen property, and the copper was seized.

} A member was working a road block on Chemainus Road, near the Trans Canada Highway. A vehicle approached, and the member could immediately smell a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.

The male was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a bong, grinder and 26 grams of marijuana behind the driver seat of the vehicle.

The member also believed the driver to be impaired by drug, as he was very slow moving, had dry mouth and admitted to smoking a joint.

A Standard Field Sobriety test was conducted. The individual’s ability to drive a motor vehicle was affected by marijuana. A 24-hour suspension was issued.

Monday, Dec. 5

} A red mountain bike was stolen from Ladysmith Intermediate School on Fri., Dec. 2. The women’s bike is a TREK 3900 Discovery 24-speed.

} The RCMP attended a 9-1-1 call on Code Road.

Members entered the residence to ensure there was no one in need of emergency services and found a young person present.

Dried marijuana was observed on the coffee table at the back of the living room, along with several large stalks about three feet in length and two large ziplock bags of marijuana bud.

A male was detained and then released. About 400 grams of cannabis was seized.

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