Ladysmith police briefs – Second break-in at Esso

Information provided by Ladysmith RCMP

  • May. 17, 2011 6:00 a.m.

There were a total of 80 calls for service over this period of time. To date, 1,380 incidents have been reported to the detachment (1,434 for the same period in 2010).

Tuesday, May 3

The rear plate and attached decal were taken from a vehicle on First Avenue.

Wednesday, May 4

The driver of a red mini dirt bike was identified after being observed driving on Ladysmith Secondary School property. Although no damage was done to the school property, these types of incidents can result in a mischief investigation under the Criminal Code, or offences under the Motor Vehicle Act; such as no insurance which carries a fine of $598.

Witnesses observed and reported a hit and run at the Coronation Mall when an individual drove in and out of a parking spot striking a vehicle. The driver pulled away without stopping. The offending party and vehicle were later located.

A male and female were caught using faulty American Express gift cards when they made liquor purchases at the BC Liquor store. In addition to being declined, the cards had different signatures on the back. A number of similar incidences have been reporter in the Lower Mainland, and the suspects have been identified through photos.

Friday, May 6

RCMP members found a couch left in the middle of the field at Frank James Community Centre after receiving a report of youths attempting to gain entry into the area. Police reported some damage had been done and that a concrete barrier had been removed.

Monday, May 9

A report of a repeat break and enter at the Esso Station was received after the plywood from the previous incident was ripped off. Police do not know if entry was gained into the building, however, future incidents should be less frequent now that an alarm system has been put in place.


A culprit used a black and yellow screw driver to steal a dirt bike in the backyard of a Baden Powell Street home over the weekend. The bike, a red 84 Honda XR 600 was leaning up against a shed when it was stolen.