Police Briefs

Police Briefs


If you have any information about these or other crimes, contact the Ladysmith RCMP at 250-245-2215 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

  • Feb. 15, 2016 6:00 a.m.


A 49 year-old man was attended to by police and first responders Jan. 7 at 11:34 p.m., after he was reported overdosing on heroin. He was unconscious when first responders arrived on the scene, but regained consciousness before being taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for treatment.

Checks by police revealed the man was wanted on an outstanding warrant. Nanaimo RCMP were contacted and later arrested him at the hospital.


The RCMP are cautioning people to get things in writing “to avoid the pitfalls and frustration” of verbal deals that can lead to misunderstandings.

The warning was issued after a Jan. 11 incident when RCMP were called to investigate a report of a stolen horse from the Hallberg Road and Vowels Road neighbourhood.

“After an investigation was conducted it was determined that there was a misunderstanding between the owner and another person for the care and medical treatment provided to the horse, in exchange for the selling price of the horse,” the RCMP report says.

“The matter was determined to be a civil case and not criminal.”

Police warn that verbal agreements can be considered contracts, but they are often hard for any agency to enforce, and lead to misunderstandings and court costs. So get it right in writing, even if you do live on ‘Vowels’ road in the Hallberg neigh…bourhood.


A man has been charged with assault with a weapon, and uttering threats after an incident involving a 32 year-old woman at home with her two year-old child Jan. 20.

RCMP responded to the incident, which occurred in the 12000 block of Ivey Road at 6:40 p.m. The suspect had already left the scene when police arrived. Matthew Michael, 31, was arrested later and a weapon was seized.


Numerous thefts, ranging from motorcycles, to hand tools, to loose change, and ‘various other items’ were reported between Jan. 26 and 30 along Chemainus Road and ‘associated side streets.’

“These thefts generally occurred in the late evenings and early morning hours,” RCMP report. A grey or silver Dodge diesel engine, full size pickup truck was seen leaving one scene at about 4:30 a.m., states the RCMP report. There was also a report of a man of medium build, about 5’8” tall, in the Branksome Road area at 3:30 a.m. on another occasion. The man wore a hoodie and hiking boots.

If you have any information about these cases or other crimes, contact the Ladysmith RCMP at 250-245-2215 or Crimestoppers  at 1-800-222-8477.



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