Ladysmith Police briefs — Car vandalized

Slower week for Ladysmith RCMP. Information provided by Ladysmith RCMP detachment.

There were a total of 70 calls for service over this period of time. To date, 3,341 incidents have been reported to the detachment (3,515 for the same period in 2010).


Tuesday, Oct. 11

A report was received that an individual had smashed a window on a pickup truck on Clam Bay Road. A suspect has been identified.

The RCMP were on Penelakut Island to assist medics. While on the Island, a vehicle drove past the officers. The officers proceeded to the location where it was believed that the truck was headed. Upon arriving at the residence, the truck was observed in the driveway with a white mini van against it’s bumper. Upon speaking to one of the registered owners, it was learned that one vehicle had driven into another one. The driver was spoken to and very intoxicated. An impaired driving charge is being recommended to the Crown.


Wednesday, Oct. 12

A theft of a bike was reported in the 200 block of Symonds Street. The owner had locked his bike to the front porch and last saw it around 9 p.m.  The bike was purchased in July for $190 and is a white BMW with red spokes with some red and black painting on it.  The back tire has two red pegs, front tire has a blue peg on left and black peg on right side.

The Loss Prevention Officer for 49th Parallel Grocery Store called to report a shoplifter who had stolen a $5 item. The individual was visiting Ladysmith from Port Hardy.  The individual was banned from the business and has been added to the police records.


Thursday, Oct. 13

The RCMP received a call at 5:47 a.m. from an individual to report that he had been in a single-vehicle accident and was not injured.  The individual stated that he had pulled out of Brenton Page Road to make an illegal left turn onto the Trans-Canada Highway.  The individual swerved left to avoid a collision and struck the centre meridian, causing damage to the passenger side of his vehicle and to the sign on the meridian.  The driver was shaken by the accident but not injured.  The vehicle had to be towed.


Friday, Oct. 14

A pickup truck was stolen from the 10000 block of Westdowne Road. The vehicle was described as a 1967 Chevrolet pickup white in colour.

An employee’s vehicle was vandalized in the parking lot of the Dairy Queen between 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. The culprit(s) smashed the passenger side window but nothing was stolen.

An accident was reported on Chemainus Road.  A driver had pulled over on the side of the road. The individual then pulled back out into the lane without checking and sideswiped another vehicle that crashed into a telephone pole to avoid worse impact.  Both cars had to be towed. Damage estimated to be more than $8,000 total. A violation ticket was issued under the Motor Vehicle Act.


Monday, Oct. 17

The RCMP were dispatched to an animal call in which a pet dog had been taken to the vet by her owners. The vet had discovered a pellet in the dog’s head. The owner stated that the lump on her head had appeared sometime in early September and had become infected so the dog was taken in for medical attention. The dog is always locked in a fenced in dog run approximately 30 feet from the road on a large property located on Spruston Rd.

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