Ladysmith Police Briefs – Unlocked cars targeted

Information provided by Ladysmith RCMP

  • Jul. 5, 2011 1:00 p.m.

There were a total of 103 calls for service over this period of time. To date, 2,004 incidents have been reported to the detachment (2,094 for the same period in 2010).


Tuesday, June 21


Culprits unsuccessfully attempted to break into a High Street business overnight. The door to the office had its locking mechanism tampered with, but entry was not gained.


A black five-ft. hydrolic hose and a six-ft. grease hose (combined value $300) were removed from an excavator in the Timberlands gravel pit sometime between June 16 and June 21.


A bicycle, coin collection and medication were stolen overnight in the 600 block of 1st Avenue.



June 22


A local business in the 800 block of Esplanade Avenue reported that one of their vehicles was parked in the alley beside the business and someone took the pump that removes diesel from underground tanks and 100-ft. of hose. The items were valued at $500.


A business in the 700 block of First Avenue reported that numerous bags of soil, rock and gravel had been stolen from their lot overnight. A male was later arrested and was released on a Promise to Appear for court. All goods were recovered.


The RCMP attended the Trans-Canada Highway and North Davis Rd for an accident involving two vehicles. The pickup was transporting his motorbike with tailgate down and the ramp slid out. The second driver drove over it causing relatively minor damage.


A theft occurred on Old Victoria Rd in Saltair. The owner heard a vehicle door slam shut, but didn’t think much of it, then noticed the next morning that his loose change ($20) was gone from the ashtray, and some country/western CDs were taken from his vehicle.



June 24


A 20 lb. bag of grass seed, black bag with Historica written on it, some reading glasses, and school picture ID were taken from an unlocked car in the 100 block of Gatacre St. between June 22 and 23.


Friday, June 25


An individual reported two males going through vehicles at his neighbour’s residence in the 10000 block of Chemainus Rd. The complainant confronted the males and fought with one, then they ran away. The males were wearing dark-coloured hoodies and one had a grey hat.



June 26

Mischief was reported regarding three vehicles on Gatacre St. The vehicles had their windshield wipers arms bent overnight and 7-Eleven napkins were left on the vehicles.


A small amount of change was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway in the 3000 block of Saltair Road.


While conducting neighborhood inquiries, a member checked a plate on a motorcycle that had the val tag hidden on Spruston Rd. A check showed that it was reported stolen on a Harley Davidson motorcycle out of Comox.


Someone smashed a new balcony panel at 218 Bayview Avenue. Also damaged were some large plants.


Sunday, June 27


A computer tower was stolen from the Cowichan Valley Regional District recycling station.


A call was received of a vehicle pulled over to the side of the road and the driver was “spray painting” on the barricade. Similar incidents had been reported in the Oceanside and again in Nanaimo areas. A North Cowichan/Duncan officer stopped the vehicle. The driver advised that he was promoting a concert and that he would be responsible for any damages. The “spray paint” was checked and it was determined to be sidewalk chalk that would wash off.