Driver airlifted to hospital in Monday collision – Ladysmith Police Briefs

The RCMP responded to 55 calls for service from May 17-23,including thefts and attempted thefts, broken windows and a serious collision.

The Ladysmith Detachment responded to 55 calls for service over the past seven days.

Thursday, May 17

} The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a report of a theft of wire and other items from the Yellow Point Lodge. When the Ladysmith RCMP member responded, two males were located attempting to retrieve the stolen items that were located in the woods. A 59-year-old male was arrested at the scene, and a foot pursuit followed for the second individual, with a police service dog assisting in the investigation.  As a result of the investigation, a 37-year-old female was also located and arrested.  Both the male and female were subsequently released from custody to appear in court at a future date, facing charges of possession of stolen property. The female is also facing an additional charge of identity theft.

Friday, May 18

} Ladysmith RCMP responded to an attempted theft. Overnight, an unknown individual disabled a motion sensor light in a carport in the 3900 block of Saltair Road. The passenger door of a vehicle parked in the carport was subsequently found with the door lock drilled out. It is unknown if the car was entered. The vehicle was examined for forensic identification evidence, and the police are continuing their investigation.

} The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a fifth wheel RV trailer having been broken into over the previous two weeks. The trailer was parked at a residence in the 11000 block of Finch Place. A small barbecue, socket set and tool box were stolen. There are no suspects.

Saturday, May 19

} Overnight, an unknown person broke into the Vancouver Island University Centre at the end of Timberlands Road. Several buildings were entered and others damaged in an attempt to gain entry. Nothing was reported as stolen; however, several items appeared to have been left behind by the suspects, who may have fled upon the arrival of the security personnel.

} The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a stolen blue 1993 Pontiac Sunbird from the underground parking lot of the apartment building on Second Avenue.  The matter remains under police investigation.

Sunday, May 20

} The Ladysmith RCMP received a report that several windows had been smashed at the Frank Jameson Community Centre on Sixth Avenue over the last few days.  The windows were approximately 20 feet off the ground, and it appears an unknown individual was throwing rocks at them. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ladysmith RCMP.

} The Ladysmith RCMP received a report that three pairs of shoes were stolen overnight from outside a residence in the 500 block of Jim Cram Drive. The resident’s vehicle may also have been entered, but nothing was taken.

Monday, May 21

} Members of the Ladysmith RCMP responded to a rear-end collision on the Trans-Canada Hwy and Edgelow Road. A red Camaro was travelling southbound and slowing at the intersection in response to the advance warning lights indicating a light change. A black Accent, also heading southbound, rear-ended the Camaro.  The driver of the Accent was airlifted to the Victoria Royal Jubilee Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The occupants of the Camaro were taken to the Cowichan District Hospital by ambulance. The driver of the Accent was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for speed relative to conditions and following too closely.

} While the Ladysmith RCMP were at an accident on the Trans-Canada Highway and Edgelow Road, a second rear-end collision occurred. Both vehicles were driving southbound, and a grey Ford Focus was stopped due to the previous accident when it was rear-ended by a southbound Nissan Frontier. No one was injured, and only minor damage was sustained. The drivers were cautioned to remain attentive to their driving.

Wednesday, May 23

} The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of the theft of two 50-foot yellow extension cords and a can of gas from an open shed in the backyard of a residence in the 400 block of Walker Avenue. There are no suspects in the theft.

} RCMP received a report that the compound at Mayco Mix on Watts Road had been broken into over the weekend. Unknown suspects stole fuel from the vehicle in the compound, damaging the vehicle in the process. The police are continuing their investigation, and a forensic identification examination was conducted.