Pot found in planter – Ladysmith police briefs Feb. 1 to 7

  • Feb. 9, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Theft:

Tarps for lumber trailers were stolen in the 900 block of Ludlow Rd. on Feb. 1. The culprit(s) also broke some of the hoses attached to the trailers.

An individual mistakenly left $500 at the CIBC ATM on First Ave. after a withdrawal on Feb. 1. When she realized her error she went back to retrieve the funds and the money was gone. The time frame was five to eight minutes. Arrangements have been made to obtain the photos of the individual who took the money and walked away.

 Twelve commercial prawn traps worth $1,000 were stolen off of Penelakut Island on Feb. 3. The prawn traps are round and have yellow and green rope wrapped in mesh on the bottom.

 A police officer saw an individual swap rear licence plates on his vehicle at 1300 Rocky Creek Rd. on Feb. 3. A check on the plate revealed it had been stolen in Victoria and replaced with another stolen plate. The vehicle, a grey Durango, left northbound on Rocky Creek Rd. The driver was described as male, young and wearing a grey hoodie.

Drugs:

Marijuana was found in the planter in front of the Royal Bank on First Ave.on Feb. 1. Police seized 60 grams in two separate bags.

Impaired Driving:

An alleged impaired driver in a parking lot in the 900 block of Malone Rd. struck a parked vehicle on Feb. 2. The individual was located and arrested. Breath samples were provided and the individual blew approximately three times over the legal limit. The individual was later released on a promise to appear for court. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Alcohol-related offense:

 Officers were called to the Sportsman Bar on First Avenue to assist with two males who refused to leave on Feb. 3. One of the males was covered in blood. Officers found the other male in the poolroom with an eight ball in his hand threatening patrons. Police learned he had beat up a male outside the bar who stumbled away. The man was arrested, treated and taken to cells to sober up. A number of charges are being recommended.

 An 18-year-old male was arrested after an incident where he fell down due to intoxication on the 13,000 block of Cedar Rd. on Feb. 5. The RCMP attended the scene to assist paramedics. Dispatch advised police there were numerous individuals at the residence who sounded intoxicated and upset. The male was medically cleared by paramedics and declined further medical assistance. Police discovered the male was on an undertaking with a condition not to consume any intoxicating substances. The male was arrested. A second male was also taken into custody for breach of the peace due to his intoxication. During the escort from the property, a family member who was also intoxicated obstructed the officers and also had to be arrested.

Theft of a Motor Vehicle:

A man was seen attempting to steal a truck in an alley at 26 High St. on Feb. 4. The man is described as Caucasian, late 30s, husky build and 5-ft.-6. He was wearing a dark ball cap, white skater shoes, navy or black jogging pants and a puffy black or navy vest. He was seen leaving the truck and walking north in the alley between High St. and Buller St. The steering column in the truck was damaged.

A Toyota Corolla was stolen shortly after 7 p.m. from the rear parking lot of 440 First Ave. on Feb. 4. The car was located within an hour by police. The car was parked just a block from where it was stolen with the ignition punched out. According to the owner of the vehicle the culprit had used approximately a quarter tank of gas and put 45 kilometres on the odometer. Nothing was stolen from inside.