Citizens nab car thieves
On Oct. 24 at 5 a.m. Ladysmith RCMP responded to a report of two males stealing from parked vehicles in the 5100 block of Christie Rd. The suspects fled after being yelled at. Two male teens were located and arrested by two citizens, who held the suspects until police arrived to take the youths into custody. The youths were found to have items taken from unlocked vehicles in the area.
A tablet, whose owner has not been identified, has been seized as evidence. The youths are well known to police and were later released to guardians with strict conditions and facing pending charges of theft and mischief. One of them was found in breach of conditions.
Police remind the public to lock house and car doors, and to remove valuable items from plain view to reduce crimes of opportunity.
Assaulted at Penelakut ferry terminal
On Oct. 30, 10:33 am Ladysmith RCMP were called regarding a physical fight at the ferry dock on Penelakut Island. One male was knocked unconscious and unable to defend himself, but the other male continued the assault until a third male intervened to stop the victim from being seriously hurt.
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP were advised by the Ladysmith RCMP and a male suspect was arrested in Chemainus.
Michael Pelkey, 32, of Penelakut Island faces a charge of assault causing bodily harm.