There were a total of 99 calls for service over this period of time. To date, 3,206 incidents have been reported to the detachment (3,366 for the same period in 2010).
Tuesday, Sept. 27
❱ Inspectors pulled over a vehicle for an illegal u-turn at the Trans-Canada and Spitfire Road. The driver admitted to smoking marijuana when confronted with the overwhelming smell coming from his vehicle. The RCMP attended and based on the observations made at the scene, the driver was issued with a 24-hour driving suspension, cannabis was seized and the vehicle was towed.
❱ A witness observed a male looking into the window of a residence in the 4000 block of Yellow Point Road. The individual proceeded to the residence with her two dogs. The two dogs appeared to flush the male from the back of the property. He stated that he was looking for his dog and had a leash. He proceeded to leave the residence quickly and made his way up the road and got into a blue Dodge Durango. The male was described as Caucasian, 5-ft.-11 to 6-ft., clean shaven, blue T-shirt, shorts, short dark hair, wearing a baseball cap backwards. The door to the crawl space was later discovered to have been kicked in with minimal damage. Nothing was stolen.
❱ An employee at Dragon City restaurant called police to advise the restaurant’s front window was smashed. The window is double-paned, and only the first pane was damaged, so no entry was gained. Replacement cost around $500.
❱ Sometime overnight a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Esplanade was damaged. The turn signal/light switch lever had been broken off of the steering column.
Thursday, Sept. 29
❱ The RCMP received a complaint to assist medics with a crash at Chemainus Road and Victoria Road. One of the drivers failed to stop at the intersection of Chemainus Road and ran into another vehicle. One of the drivers was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The investigation is continuing.
❱ An accident was reported in the 200 block of 4th Ave Extension. The driver of the vehicle was turning from Root Street onto 4th Ave Extension and his foot slipped onto the gas pedal. The driver accelerated and hit the utility pole causing minor damage to the pole and $7,000 damage to his vehicle. He was not injured. BC Hydro attended to the pole.
❱ An individual had his wallet stolen from his vehicle that was parked in the 1100 block of 4th Ave. The wallet contained $700 cash and his credit cards and Driver’s licence. One of the credit cards was used at a store in Nanaimo that had surveillance video. The investigation is continuing.
Friday, Sept. 30
❱ The manager of Safeway called police to advise a female that was caught shoplifting was caught on one of their employee’s video. Another employee later recognized the suspect.
❱ A truck was taken without consent and struck a utility pole on Penelakut Island. causing damage to the front end. The driver was not injured.
Saturday, Oct. 1
❱ A shoplifting complaint was received that two bottles of liquor were stolen from the Timberlands Cold Beer and Wine. A 30-year-old white male, 5-ft.6, 130 lb. with a baseball cap. A 40 oz bottle of vodka and a 26 oz bottle of gin were taken. Photos of surveillance were provided and attempts are being made to identify the culprit.
Monday, Oct. 3
❱ Early on Saturday morning around 3 a.m., a complainant heard young people outside his residence in the 300 block off Buller St. In the morning he went out to his vehicle and noted the passenger’s side mirror had been broken off the car frame and was just left hanging by the electrical wires.
❱ Two counterfeit $20 bills were passed at a local business.