Ladysmith Police Briefs – Flipped truck destroyed by fire

Provided by the Ladysmith RCMP

  • Oct. 4, 2011 2:00 p.m.

There were a total of 79 calls for service over this period of time. To date, 3106 incidents have been reported to the detachment (3272 for the same period in 2010).

Tuesday, Sept. 20

The theft of an Orca Airway vehicle was reported from the dirt parking lot at the Nanaimo Airport. The vehicle was dropped off by one of the pilots on Thursday afternoon approximately 1700 hours and was noticed missing from the lot the next morning approximately 0700 hours when the next crew flew in.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

EHS called police to report an intoxicated male walking out into traffic. The male was described as wearing a black jacket and hat and wearing blue jeans. The RCMP attended and the male was found sitting on the steps outside his apartment with a sober individual and warned of consequences.

Thursday, Sept. 22

An employee of Coval Security was checking an alarm at Peerless Waste Disposal Site and found a male hiding in the bushes. The RCMP attended and found the male at the locked fence entering the property. The male is known to the police and advised that he was just up at the bins looking for items of value. The individual was warned of trespassing and sent on his way.

An individual who resides on Kulleet Bay Rd advised that he has been having gas siphoned out of the family van on a regular basis.

An individual reported that someone had tried to break into her home at 2 am on Westdowne Rd. The owner heard a plastic planter and her barbecue spices being knocked over, then she heard someone trying to open a window.

A School District 68 employee was on the Trans Canada Highway at the intersection of First Avenue when the 2011 Honda Fit they were driving was struck by a golf ball. The ball came from an unknown location and bounced off the roof causing a small dent.

Friday, Sept. 23

An individual on Chemainus road reported the theft of over 500 feet of copper wire, 200-250 feet of 12/3 or 10/3 cable along with an electrical box. The cable is easy to identify as it has yellow paint on several sections. The electrical box is a double gang unit. Several copper grounding rods were also taken. These are three-foot long 3/8 inch copper rods that are used to ground an antenna.

A white Toyota truck was stolen from the parking lot of the Timberlands Pub sometime overnight. This vehicle was located later in the day at the end of Timberlands Rd. completely burnt.  Surveillance video at the pub show the vehicle leaving the parking lot at 0038 hours. At 1905 hours, the RCMP received a complaint of a single vehicle collision on Cedar Rd. The Nanaimo and Ladysmith RCMP responded to find a pickup truck completely destroyed by fire after going off road right and flipping onto its roof. A BC license plate was located nearby to an individual in Ladysmith. A male was seen near the vehicle after the collision. The male stated he was the passenger and then left the scene to get smokes from the corner store where he was picked up and driven away from the scene. The male smelled of alcohol. There are no witnesses to the accident. The vehicle was towed by Central Towing. The driver fled the scene.

Saturday, Sept. 24

RCMP members conducted a roadblock on Chemainus road near Gill Rd. The following was issued: one seat belt warning, one notice in order for a headlight, one notice in order for no drivers license and one ticket for no drivers license.

The RCMP were called to a residence on Buller St. A male was refusing to leave and was breaching his probation. The male departed prior to the attendance of the RCMP in a vehicle. The individual was later located in the vehicle and was impaired. He was arrested and lodged in cells pending a court appearance.

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