Ladysmith RCMP investigating two-day rave

Police are taking action in regards to an unauthorized two-day rave on Spruston Road.

The Ladysmith Detachment responded to 93 calls for service from April 10 to April 19.

Tuesday, April 10

} The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a break and enter to a shed at the Sewer Plant on Oyster Cover Road. The padlock was broken, and a small number of tools were taken. There are no suspects in the theft.

Wednesday, April 11

} The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a wallet being stolen from an unlocked vehicle overnight on the 1500 block of Seabird Road. There are no suspects at this time.

} The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a two-vehicle accident on Haslam Road in Ladysmith. A Ford pickup truck was struck by a Honda after it lost control on the road. The driver of the Honda was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to keep right of the center line.

Friday, April 13

} RCMP received a report of a break and enter into a storage trailer at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Various items were stolen. The police continue their investigation into the matter, which is the second theft from the trailer over a short period of time.

} The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter to a residence under renovations in the 300 block of Chemainus Road. The residence was entered and a variety of tools were stolen overnight. The matter remains under investigation by the police.

Saturday, April 14

}  During the evening of April 14, the Ladysmith RCMP responded to a two-day rave event on Spruston Road. The out-of-town promoter for the event was located and cautioned regarding the activity, necessary permits and criminal and civil liability issues. A police road check resulted in a number of drug and alcohol seizures, with approximately 100 vehicles checked. The matter remains under investigation, and further action is being taken by the police and Regional District for the unauthorized special event.

Sunday, April 15

} The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a complaint of a young male breaking into vehicles on Birchwood Road in Ladysmith. As a result of the immediate police response, a young male was located and arrested. The police dog was brought to the scene and assisted in tracking the route of the male and locating the stolen property. The Ladysmith youth was subsequently released to his parents and will appear in court at a later date.

} Sometime overnight, the Tempo Gas Station on the Trans-Canada Highway, the Jehovah Witness Hall on Vowels Road and the Western Maritime Society building on Hallberg Road were spray painted with graffiti. The police currently have no suspects; however, the incidents remain under active investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ladysmith RCMP Detachment.

Monday, April 16

} RCMP received a report of a vehicle parked on the 3200 block of Dogwood Road having been entered. A coupon card was stolen from the unlocked vehicle. There are no suspects or witnesses to the theft.

Wednesday, April 18

}  RCMP responded to a complaint of a theft of prawn traps, an outboard motor, drill and gas can from the carport of a residence in the 500 block of Buller Street. The theft occurred overnight, and there are no witnesses or suspects at this time.

Thursday, April 19

} Early in the morning on April 19, the Ladysmith RCMP responded to a complaint of a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident on the 4000 block of Brenton Page Road. The vehicle had left the roadway and flipped onto its side. The lone driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The police continue their investigation.

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