Ladysmith Police Briefs — Old Esso station hit again

Information provided by Ladysmith RCMP

There were a total of 103 calls for service over this period of time. To date, 2,421 incidents have been reported to the detachment (2,582 for the same period in 2010).


Tuesday, July 26


A report was received of an accident with a parked car in the 400 block of Davis Road. The driver was proceeding north on Davis Road. He veered right over the curb and across the sidewalk hitting a fence and smashing into a vehicle parked in the front yard. The vehicle had to be towed. There were no signs of alcohol or drug use.


Wednesday, July 27


A call was received from the Ladysmith Fire Department requesting assistance at a fire call on Westdowne Road. Wires were apparently being burned just north of the Trans-Canada Highway. The fire department thought that it may have been someone trying to steal copper wire. A walk was made through the property and numerous bike parts were observed that had been stripped. The copper wire left at the scene was of little value.

A vehicle was entered overnight in the 10000 block of the Trans-Canada Highway. The only thing taken was $20. No damage was done to the vehicle.

A second vehicle was reported looted overnight in the 10000 block of Lytton Road. Stolen from the vehicle was a Garmin GPS, an iPod and RX sunglasses.

A theft of $135 was reported from a wallet in the 5000 block of Grouhel Road. The suspect had been living with the family and was later seen with foreign currency that was missing. The investigation is continuing.


Friday, July 29


The RCMP were dispatched to a business break and enter at the boarded up Esso gas station in Ladysmith. The crime was discovered when a meeting was held at the location. The property was last seen secure on July 15. The culprit(s) entered by the rear bathroom drywall that was smashed to gain entry into the main garage area.  Items stolen: compressor, hydraulic press, coolant, break and transmission flush machines, computer portion of alignment hoist, and console for gas pumps. Anyone having any information is asked to contact the Ladysmith RCMP.

Dyed-blue money was used at the Nanaimo Airport in a change machine.   The money is believed to have come from the theft of a ATM machine in the Okanagan Airport security tapes are being reviewed in an attempt to identify a suspect.


Saturday, July 30


An individual called to report that two intoxicated females could be seen lying on the road in the 400 block of Battie Drive. A member attended and located two very intoxicated females. The two females were so intoxicated and sick that they could not tell the RCMP member who they were. The individuals were carried to the police car and brought back to the detachment. The females were identified and provided with transportation to their residence and turned over to their parents.

An individual reported that over the previous five days, someone had broken into her home located on North Watts Road. Entry was gained through the bedroom window and jewelry worth up to $1,000 was stolen. The window had been left open. The culprit had removed the screen and later replaced it.


Sunday, July 31


An individual reported that a male had his leg pinned between two vehicles by a driver on Penelakut Island. The driver was located and admitted to hitting the individual. The female had stopped on the road to the ferry and was told to back up by the other driver who was standing behind his vehicle.  When she put the vehicle in reverse, she did not have her foot on the brake and the vehicle rolled into the male pinning him against his vehicle. The driver did not have a valid driver’s license.


Monday, August 1


An individual reported that he had left his vehicle unlocked over night and his wallet was stolen.  The incident occurred in the 400 block of Walker Avenue. In his wallet was his licence, Visa,  bank card, health card and military ID card.

A hit-and-run accident was reported on the Trans-Canada Highway at the intersection with First Avenue. A green Grand AM had stopped and then jumped ahead a couple of times and struck the vehicle operated by the complainant. The vehicle struck the trailer hitch then backed up went around the vehicle and continued southbound on the Trans-Canada Highway. There were four males in the vehicle without shirts.

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