Ladysmith Police Briefs – Man arrested on First Avenue

Information provided by Ladysmith RCMP

Information provided by Ladysmith RCMP.

Information provided by Ladysmith RCMP.

There were a total of 91 calls for service over this period of time. To date, 2,514 incidents have been reported to the detachment (2,677 for the same period in 2010).


Tuesday, August 2

A bike was stolen from a yard in the 300 block of Roberts Street. The bike is a black James Darkar 24-speed mountain bike.

An outboard was stolen off a skiff at Saltair Marine Services, near the Government Docks. The motor is a grey 15HP Honda with serial # 1201314 with a large green stripe across it. The outboard is valued at $2,895.


Wednesday, August 3

A woman described as in her 20’s, tall, skinny, wearing tight jeans, and a grey tube top, stole a plant from a local business. The employee ran after the female who then sat on a bench and put the pot down. The employee retrieved the plant and last saw the woman walking up First Avenue. She was located and identified and was high on drugs.


Thursday, August 4

Two men and a woman walked into the Shar Kare store. The first man purchased a box of apples. The patrons left to get back into the truck. The first man got into the truck but the woman and the second man took two Clematis plants and a bucket. The vehicle was last seen heading south on the Trans-Canada Highway. The truck was described as small and black with a bale of hay in the back.

A wallet was left in the Ivy Green washroom. The owner drove off and came back 15 minutes later and the wallet was found on the road and missing $90.  The surveillance video will be reviewed in an attempt to identify a suspect.


Friday, August 5

An individual called to report that she interrupted a man and woman attempting to steal items from her storage shed on Frost Road.  Before police arrived, the individuals had left in a blue Buick. While en route, a member located the vehicle parked near the Trans-Canada Highway and Spruston Road  intersection. The individuals were arrested for break and enter.


Saturday, August 6

An individual called to report being threatened.  The suspect was arrested for uttering threats. The individual was released on a promise to appear. A court date has been set for Tuesday, Aug. 23.


Sunday, August 7

Members were on patrol in Ladysmith when a man was seen walking on First Avenue. The male was stumbling down the road and carrying a very large backpack. The individual was stopped and a background check revealed that he was not to consume alcohol. The man was arrested for breaching his conditions. He was transported to the detachment and lodged in cells to sober up.  He  had six beer in his back pack which were seized.

An individual residing on White Street reported that a vehicle was  keyed overnight.

The RCMP attended the 300 block of Chemainus Rd for an insecure premises call. The door had been kicked in but nothing had been stolen.

Threats were made to an individual on a no contact order. An arrest was made for uttering threats and the individual was later released on a promise to appear. A court date was set for Wednesday, Aug. 31.


Tuesday, August 8

RCMP members were on Cedar Road at the Trans-Canada Highway waiting to make a turn onto the highway when a southbound car went through the intersection with no tail lights. The vehicle was later spotted halfway down a driveway in the bush. The driver was located hiding in front of the vehicle. He admitted to smoking dope in the last 10 minutes and to having already received a notice and order for the vehicle. A 24-hour suspension was issued and vehicle was towed.

A storage locker in the 10000 block of Chemainus Road was unlocked and some tools were missing from inside. There was no sign of forced entry.

BC Hydro reported the theft of copper wire on Timberlands Road. The wire was installed in March and workers at the site to do repairs noticed the pole had been stripped.

A shed in the 300 block of Gill Road was broken into. Stolen was an industrial weed eater, Honda gas-power washer, power saw with case, large 10 litres black (mile zero) gas can with letter M on it and Toro leaf blower. A suspicious red ’80s flat-deck truck was observed in the area.