New boat for RCMP — Ladysmith Police Briefs

The Ladysmith RCMP recently obtained a 26-foot transport vessel, which will soon be seen on patrols in the Ladysmith Harbour.

The Ladysmith Detachment responded to a total of 68 calls for service from April 18-25.

Monday, April 22

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a purse being stolen. The purse was momentarily placed on the floor of the Ladysmith Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store. The owner walked around the corner and when she came back, the purse was gone. The purse was described as a brown and tan over-the-shoulder-type of purse.

•There were no reported business or residential break and enters this past week, nor did the detachment receive any reports of thefts from vehicles.

Other news

• Ladysmith RCMP have been conducting speed and intersection infraction checks along Sixth Avenue in Ladysmith over the last few weeks. It was observed that a large number of vehicles were not coming to a complete stop at the stop signs along Sixth Avenue. Please ensure you come to a complete stop before the line, before proceeding through the intersection. The public is reminded that they can expect members of the Ladysmith RCMP Detachment to be taking enforcement action against those who do not stop at the stop signs, are speeding, are using their cell phones or other violations under the Motor Vehicle act.

• The Ladysmith Detachment recently obtained a water transport vessel. This is a 26-foot cabin boat that is clearly marked as an RCMP boat.  Detachment members are currently receiving training in its operation and navigation, and the public can expect to see it on patrols in the Ladysmith Harbour, as well as travelling to and from Thetis and Penelakut islands.

• The week of April 21-27 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week. The Ladysmith Detachment would like to recognize and thank all of the volunteers who assist in providing a service to the community. The volunteers put in countless time and effort to assist in keeping Ladysmith and area a safe community, ranging from the Citizens on Patrol, Speed Watch and Community Police Station volunteers to Victim Service volunteers, Restorative Justice volunteers and Auxiliary Constables. It is through their contributions that many of the services and programs are brought to the community.