Ladysmith police briefs — Cat suffers burn injuries

From Ladysmith RCMP

  • Aug. 30, 2011 3:00 p.m.

There were a total of 82 calls for service over this period of time. To date, 2,678 incidents have been reported to the detachment (2,867 for the same period in 2010).


There were several reported thefts from motor vehicles in the area. The public are encouraged to report all incidents to the RCMP. A suspect has been identified in one of the thefts and attempts are being made to locate the individual.


Tuesday, Aug. 16


BC Hydro security reported a theft in the community. Approximately 70 metres of wiring was stolen and the suspects caused extensive damage by smashing  through a fair amount of concrete.

The RCMP conducted a road check on the Trans-Canada Highway at Spitfire Road. The check lasted a half hour and four warnings were issued.


Wednesday, Aug. 17


A mischief complaint was received that someone had scratched a vehicle in the 400 block of Esplanade.


Thursday, Aug. 18


A ladder was stolen from a backyard in the 0-100 block of Gatacre Street. The ladder was described as a six-foot wooden ladder.


Friday, Aug. 19


A vehicle was reported stolen while parked at the Nanaimo Airport. The vehicle was stolen sometime after Aug. 14, which is when the owner left for her trip. The vehicle was recovered near Saanich on Aug. 18.

An individual had his wallet stolen from a garage in the 1300 block of Birchwood. The homeowner had gone to the backyard for a few minutes and left the garage door open. The wallet contained cash, a driver’s licence and several credit cards.

A complaint was received of two men fighting on First Avenue and Gatacre Street. The men were not located, but an RCMP member was flagged down by the complainant who showed a truck that had a large dent in his passenger side. The offender was later located and arrested for mischief. A witness saw the individual kick the truck.


Saturday, Aug. 20


A complaint was received of a weapon being used and threats being made on First Avenue.  A man was arrested and a weapon seized. The male was later released and placed on a number of conditions. Court was set for Aug. 31.


Sunday, Aug. 21


A member attended an address on Brenton Page Road. The member observed a man exit a residence carrying a firearm. The male returned to the residence and stated that he had safe storage for it. The firearm was located behind a curtain in a closet.  As the firearm was not stored properly, it was seized.

An RCMP member was driving west on Roberts Street and observed a vehicle turn right onto Roberts Street from 4th Avenue without stopping at the stop sign. The driver had a moderate odour of liquor on his breath.  The driver was read the breath sample demand and  failed. The second demand was  read and the second attempt was also a fail. A 90-day driving ban was served and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Children’s bikes were stolen while at the borehole swimming off of Spruston Road.

The RCMP received an assist file from medics in the community. The RCMP attended and located a man passed out in the driver seat of a vehicle. Police woke the man up and it became apparent by the smell of liquor on his breath and slurred speech that he was intoxicated. The individual was in care and control of his vehicle. The breath sample demand was given and the breath sample provided was a fail reading. The second test was declined and one 90-day driving ban and 30-day vehicle impound was issued.


Monday, Aug. 22


A canoe was stolen outside a yard in the 11000 block of Chemainus Road. The canoe was 10-ft long grey/white fibreglass worth $250, no serial number. It was stolen in the last week.

A cat was injured in the 100 block of 5th Avenue.  The cat suffered a burn injury to its eyes and had to be taken to the vet. The cat unfortunately lost its vision. It’s unknown how the eyes were burned.