Ladysmith police briefs – hit and run on Cloke Rd.

Information provided by Ladysmith RCMP

Motor Vehicle Incident:• A hit and run was reported in the 1,200 block of Cloke Road on April 5. The front of the vehicle was slightly cracked and the hood was pushed back. It appeared as if someone had backed slowly into the vehicle.Break and Enter:• Money was reported stolen from a residence in the 3,500 block of Hallberg Road on April 5. A suspect has been identified.•A break and enter was reported at a residence in the 12,000 block of Chandler Road, on April 7. The front door had been kicked open. A 19” flat screen TV, a satellite receiver and a jar of change, containing $900, were taken. An unregistered .303 rifle loaded and possibly a British Lee Enfiel was also taken, along with a pocket watch over 130 years old with gold and diamonds on it.  It is worth between $3,000 and $4,000.• An attempted break and enter was reported at Frank Laird’s Automotive, April 7. The apartment above the shop was also targeted. The door locks had been tampered with and a window appeared to be pried open.• A break and enter was reported on Hockey Stick Road on Penelakut Island on April 7.  The owner was away on business. Five older hunting rifles were stolen along with a 40” TV set.  A ladder was propped up against the kitchen window where entry was gained.• Frank Laird’s Automotive shop on Rocky Creek Road was broken into on April 11. The front door lock was pried out and a small amount of cash was stolen.Theft:• A woman shoplifter backed into a hydro pole while leaving a store in the 2,800 block of Haslam Road on April 9. The woman fled in a pickup truck. The description of the vehicle and licence plate were given to police. The hydro pole was damage and wires were down. The woman was found by police at a nearby residence and arrested for theft. She was later released on a promise to appear in court for May 31.Mischief:• At least seven mailboxes were broken into at Yellow Point Road and Whiting Way, between April 8 and 10. It is unknown if there is any mail missing. Breach of Conditions:• A male was breaking his conditional sentence order by being in Ladysmith, April 11. The male was arrested and transported to Duncan. He is scheduled to appear in court.

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