Information provided by Ladysmith RCMP
- Motor vehicle offenses:
A pedestrian crossing the street at First Avenue and Roberts Street was hit by a speeding vehicle on March 4. The man’s leg was hit and the driver of the vehicle failed to stop. The driver was described as a male with a mustache and the vehicle was an off-white Cadillac. The plate was not obtained. A driver was issued a ticket for speeding after losing control on the Trans Canada Highway and Breton Paige Road on March 2. The vehicle hit the barrier on the road. Police believe weather conditions were also a factor.A Ladysmith man was charged after a car chase from Nanaimo into Ladysmith on March 5. One vehicle was hit by the fleeing car. A four-car accident along the Trans Canada Highway near Davis Road was caused by the weather on March 5. There were some minor injuries and vehicle damage.
- Alcohol-related offenses:
An intoxicated woman yelling at her neighbour fell out of her window on March 1. She was treated by paramedics for minor cuts and RCMP attended the scene.A man was arrested after a fight broke out at the Timberlands Pub on March 7. The man was told to go home by police, but returned later and continued to cause a disturbance. The man was on a no-alcohol condition. He was arrested for breach of undertaking and spent the rest of the night in Duncan cells.
Police received a call of a suspicious looking van parked on First Avenue at midnight on March 2. Police were unable to locate it.A woman known to police caused a disturbance at the Ladysmith Tim Hortons on March 2. Police attended and calmed her down.An unknown male verbally assaulted the clerk of a video store with racial comments on First Avenue on March 3. The man was not located. A man known to police was caught with break-in instruments and bear mace in the early morning of March 6.Police are investigating whether a man should be charged with assault after a fight between the adult son, his sister and father on March 7.
A portable service fuel tank was stolen from a construction site along Ludlow Road on March 2. Police have no suspects.A chainsaw and wiring was stolen from the backyard of a residence in Chemainus, March 7.Drug related offenses: Police are investigating a suspected grow operation inside one of the apartments along First Avenue.