Pickup plows into house under construction – Ladysmith Police Briefs

Ladysmith RCMP responded to 96 calls for service from June 21-28, including thefts and motor vehicle accidents.

The Ladysmith Detachment responded to 96 calls for service from June 21 to 28.

Friday, June 22

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of damage to a vehicle parked on Spruston Road. The vehicle had been left overnight, and when the owner returned in the morning, they found the windows smashed out, tires slashed and dents to the vehicle. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident on the Trans-Canada Highway and Edgelow Road. Both vehicles were northbound. One vehicle was stopping for a red light when it was struck by the vehicle behind it. As a result of the police investigation, the driver of the second vehicle was issued a violation ticket for following too closely.

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a stolen Lowrance GPS Chart Plotter from a boat moored at a dock on Thetis Island. An unknown suspect entered the boat and stole the chart plotter. There are no suspects or witnesses to the theft.

Sunday, June 24

• During the early morning hours of June 24, a dark-coloured Chevrolet pickup truck drove into a house under construction on Covered Wagon Trail. Extensive damage occurred to the residence. After striking the house, the truck drove away. A witness to the event described the suspect vehicle as being a late-1980s blue, regular cab Chevrolet pickup truck. An RCMP Forensic Identification member attended the scene and obtained physical evidence. The police are continuing their investigation.

• A residence in the 11000 block of Finch Place was broke into overnight on June 24. It appears that unknown suspects entered through the rear doors. Nothing appears to have been taken.

Monday, June 25

• During the early morning hours of June 25, the police stopped a vehicle on South Watts Road. Investigation revealed that the driver was prohibited from driving under the Motor Vehicle Act. As a result, the female driver will be charged with driving while prohibited. She was released from the scene to appear in court at a later date, and the vehicle was impounded.

• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a complaint of mischief and uttering threats on the Trans-Canada Highway. As a result of the police investigation, one 25-year-old male was located and arrested. The male was detained in custody until he appears in court.

Tuesday, June 26

• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a complaint of a theft of two 12-volt batteries from heavy duty equipment near Edgelow Road. Sometime overnight, unknown suspects entered the locked cab of the equipment and stole the batteries. There are no suspects or witnesses.