The Ladysmith RCMP Detachment responded to 46 calls for service from Oct. 19-24.
Friday, Oct. 19
• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to an abandoned Ford F350 on a logging road off Spruston Road. Investigation revealed that the vehicle had been stolen out of the Sooke area. A forensic identification examination was conducted of the vehicle. A suspect has surfaced, and the police are continuing their investigation.
• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a complaint of mischief at the Frank Jameson Community Centre. An unknown person spray painted graffiti on the doors and front brick wall. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ladysmith RCMP.
• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a motor vehicle accident on the Trans-Canada Highway at Rocky Creek Road. Upon arrival, the RCMP located a dark-coloured vehicle resting on its roof in the middle of the southbound lanes. Investigation revealed that three people had been in the vehicle, which was associated to another two vehicles, and that the vehicles had been leap frogging up the highway, going between the passing and slow lanes when the lead vehicles put on their brakes, causing the third vehicle to stop suddenly and flip onto its roof. The vehicle involved in the accident did not have valid insurance, and the driver’s licence of the driver of that vehicle had expired. The police are continuing their investigation, and the driver is facing a series of charges as a result.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report that a vehicle parked on Hambrook Street had been scratched sometime between Sunday and Monday night. There are no witnesses to the offence.
• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report that a white Jeep Cherokee had hit a light standard while turning left off the Trans-Canada Highway onto Cedar Road. The traffic light had fallen off onto the road and was broken. A witness to the event observed a male wearing a red hat, white shirt and jeans had exited the vehicle and examined it for damage after the accident, then drove off heading east on Cedar Road. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ladysmith RCMP.