RCMP looking for information after hit and run accident — Ladysmith Police Briefs

The Ladysmith RCMP responded to 58 calls from Feb. 15-21, including a hit and run accident, a panic alarm and a theft from a vehicle.

The Ladysmith RCMP Detachment responded to 58 calls for service from Feb. 15-21.

Thursday, Feb. 21

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a complaint of a hit and run accident. A brown Toyota Highlander was parked in the parking lot of the A&W on the Trans-Canada Highway when it was struck by a blue Volkswagen Jetta. The Jetta left the scene, leaving behind damage to the door and window of the Highlander. Surveillance video is being reviewed for the suspect vehicle. Anyone with any information regarding the accident is asked to contact the Ladysmith RCMP Detachment.

• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a panic alarm at a residence on Methuen Street. The RCMP forced their way into the residence to check on the safety and well being of the occupant and subsequently were able to confirm all was well and it was an accidental activation of the alarm. The police wish to remind the public that it is important to have a back up contact person and cell number with the alarm company in the case a home or personal security alarm is activated and police attendance is required. It is also important to ensure that the information on file with the alarm company is current and updated on a regular basis.

• At approximately 11:30 p.m., the Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a theft from a vehicle in the 13000 block of Cedar Road. A male came to the gate of the rural property and asked for a glass of water. A short time later, the male was seen inside the resident’s parked vehicle in the driveway.  The owner yelled at the male, who fled, driving off in a 1990s dark-coloured Ford Escort wagon.  This suspect male was described as being six feet tall and skinny with short grey hair with a bald spot and a short grey beard with no moustache. He was wearing jeans and a dark jacket. There was also a female in the vehicle when they fled the scene. The owner found that his wallet, which contained various credit cards and ID, was missing. The police investigation is continuing.

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