Credit card stolen from vehicle used to make purchases — Ladysmith Police Briefs

The Ladysmith RCMP responded to 44 calls for service from Jan. 11-17, including thefts and a tractor trailer unit on fire.

The Ladysmith RCMP Detachment responded to 44 calls for service from Jan. 11-17.

Saturday, Jan. 12

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of an unlocked shed in the 4200 block of Deer Point Road being entered back in November. Four weed eaters and two chainsaws were taken. There are no suspects in the theft, which occurred two months prior.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a complaint of a possible stolen truck parked on Stephenson Street. A white Ford F350 was located and confirmed to have been stolen from the Nanaimo area.  A forensic identification exam was conducted, and the police are continuing their investigation into the theft.

• At approximately 9 p.m., a tractor trailer unit was traveling northbound on the Trans-Canada Highway. The vehicle ran over a mattress on the highway south of Ladysmith and dragged it for a short distance. This caused sparks, which set the vehicle on fire. The tractor trailer unit stopped near Ludlow Road, and Ladysmith Fire/Rescue attended, along with the Ladysmith RCMP. No one was injured in the fire, and the truck and trailer received extensive damage.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a vehicle being broken into on the Trans-Canada Highway at Simpson Road during the day. The window was broken, and a wallet, iPod and sunglasses were stolen. The credit card was subsequently used to make purchases. The police are continuing their investigation.