Ladysmith police briefs — Dog Patch boat looted

Information provided by Ladysmith RCMP

  • Sep. 6, 2011 6:00 a.m.

There were a total of 100 calls for service over this period of time. To date, 2,786 incidents have been reported to the detachment (2,949 for the same period in 2010).

In recent weeks, several reported thefts from motor vehicles have been reported in the area. The vehicles being targeted are those that are being left unlocked with items clearly visible for the culprit. We are encouraging that vehicles be locked even if they are in a private driveway. Nothing should be left in the back of pickup trucks. The public are encouraged to report all incidents to the RCMP.

A suspect was arrested on Aug. 28 for some recent thefts from motor vehicles in the community. The individual appeared in court on Aug. 29 and was remanded to Sept. 1.


Tuesday, Aug. 23


A break and enter was reported at Cassidy Farm Market, located at 3251 Trans-Canada Highway, sometime  overnight.  The culprit(s) pulled off the hydro meter, cut the locking mechanism, moved the printer and stole a Gateway laptop computer and a small quantity of change. Also stolen were candy bars, dried meat and meat pies and frozen steaks and pork chops. The stolen goods had a total estimated value of $1,390.

A theft was reported from Mr. Teriyaki and Ms. Sushi on First Avenue. A ladder and a stainless steel industrial kitchen table were later recovered in the area.

A valtag was stolen from a pickup truck. The owner, who had been travelling, was uncertain when it may have been stolen. The valtag was peeled from the plate.

A theft from a motor vehicle occurred overnight on Louise Road. Loose change was stolen and the glove box had been ransacked.


Wednesday, Aug. 24


An individual called to report the rear license plate and valtag stolen from his company vehicle on Rocky Creek Road.

A report was received of a vehicle swerving all over the highway and driving at erratic speeds.  The vehicle pulled into the Timberlands Pub.  A member attended and observed the vehicle leave the parking lot and swerve wide on the road turning north.  The vehicle was stopped and the driver appeared to be impaired by alcohol due to poor gross motor skills, slurred speech, smell of liquor on his breath. He also had difficulty walking.  A breath test was administered and the result was a fail.  A driving ban was issued and vehicle impounded.


Thursday, Aug. 25


A 20-lb. propane tank was stolen from a residence in the 1-100 block of Buller Street.

A vehicle was broken into overnight in the 300 block of 4th Avenue. The owner’s dog was barking at 4 a.m. The next day the owner realized that $200 Maui Jim sun glasses were missing.


Friday, Aug. 26


Some intoxicated young people tipped a planter off the side of the building at 28 Roberts Street. At the Extreme Ink Tattoo. Only description is one male teen was wearing a blue and white striped shirt with dark hair. The incident occurred around 1 a.m.

The RCMP were called to a location on Esplanade by a male who claimed that he had been beaten up and had his liquor stolen.  The RCMP attended and found a male who was  intoxicated and had no evidence of having been beaten up.  While police were talking another male arrived who was aggressive and very intoxicated. The male was arrested for being drunk in public and transported to Duncan cells to be released when sober.

The RCMP attended on Buller Street for a report of a tenant who was breaking windows. A drunk female began to yell and was disturbing the other tenants. She was arrested for being drunk in a public place and was transported to Duncan cells to be released when sober.


Saturday, Aug. 27


A male was arrested on 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith under S.37 of the Immigration Act and turned over to the Canada Border Services Agency.


Sunday, Aug. 28


The RCMP attended a threat complaint on Westdowne Road.  An individual was later located and arrested for uttering threats. The individual was released on a Promise to Appear for court.

A couple were travelling through the area over the weekend and a backpack and suit bag were stolen from their vehicle. The theft occurred when the vehicle was parked behind the Travellers’ Hotel next to the field. The backpack was a Dakine. The suit bag was an older Eddie Bauer, green in color. This young couple is getting married on Sept. 11 and the future bride’s shoes were in the pack. Needless to say there are a lot of tears that were shed over the theft of these items.


Monday, Aug. 29


A suspicious incident was reported in the 3600 block of Yellow Point Road. Two males were observed on a property and were challenged.  The males stated they were looking for directions. Males left in a dark blue or black sedan and a licence plate number was obtained. A break and enter was later confirmed by the homeowner. Entry was gained through an unlocked bathroom window. An electric guitar, cremation urn, linksys wireless hub, logitech computer speakers and telescope lenses were stolen.

A theft was reported from the area of Oyster Bay Drive. A large amount of metal was stolen from the engine room of a tug boat which had been anchored in the Dog Patch. The boat was last seen intact three weeks ago. The floor plates from the engine room, copper wires and various iron parts from the boat multiples engines had been removed. It was estimated that replacing the engines parts would exceed $30,000.