The Ladysmith Detachment responded to 112 calls for service from April 27 to May 6.
Friday, April 27
} A suspicious vehicle was checked by police in the early morning hours near the businesses on Thomas Road. The driver was found to have no driver’s licence and was a vehicle impound candidate. The vehicle was impounded.
} Police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 1 near Thicke Road in which a pickup driven by an impaired motorist struck a parked vehicle that was moments away from being loaded onto a tow truck. The pickup narrowly missed the tow truck operator. The male driver was detained and provided breath samples that were more than twice the legal limit. Charges of prohibited driving as well as no insurance are also being recommended.
Saturday, April 28
} While on patrol on Fourth Avenue, police observed a vehicle being driven erratically that narrowly missed hitting a cement barrier on the side of the road. The vehicle was stopped and the female driver was detained for impaired driving. Breath samples of twice the legal limit were obtained, and charges of impaired driving are being recommended.
Sunday, April 29
} Police received a report of three males walking with what was believed to be a rifle at Slack Point. Police attended and located three teenagers and a parent who was carrying a BB gun. The parent had been alerted to the boys’ actions at the beach and intervened prior to police attendance. The matter was left in the capable hands of the parent for the appropriate discipline.
Monday, April 30
} Police responded to a minor motor vehicle accident on First Avenue where a Dodge Caravan was rear-ended by a Jeep Cherokee. The driver of the Cherokee was distracted momentarily and looked down as the Caravan slowed for a pedestrian. The driver of the Cherokee was issued a violation ticket for “Following too Closely” under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Tuesday, May 1
} Police responded to a report of two males fighting on Bayview Avenue, with one of the males reported to be in possession of a baseball bat. Police attended to the residence and spoke with the resident, who advised that an acquaintance of his had shown up and threw a rock through the front window of his home and then scampered when confronted. No charges were wished by the homeowner.
Wednesday, May 2
} Police received a report of a possible impaired driver on First Avenue. Police located and stopped the vehicle and found an extremely intoxicated 44-year-old male driving. The male was released on a Promise to Appear with charges of Impaired Driving being recommended, and the vehicle was towed.
Saturday, May 5
} In the early morning hours, police responded to a report of an assault on Penelakut Island. A 41-year-old male was assaulted by a 36-year-old male. The 41-year-old male suffered a black eye, fat lip and possibly a broken nose. The 36-year-old male was located and arrested and held in cells for a court appearance on May 8.
Sunday, May 6
} Police responded to a single vehicle accident approximately two kilometres up the Banon Creek Forest Service Road. A vehicle driven by an 18-year-old male lost control on a corner and flipped onto its roof. There were two other teenage passengers in the vehicle. All were uninjured. The driver was issued a violation ticket for “Driving Contrary to Restrictions” for having too many passengers contrary to his “N” licence. The vehicle was towed
} Police also responded to a number of false alarms and erratic/possible impaired drivers during this period.