RCMP looking for spray painters — Ladysmith Police Briefs

The Ladysmith RCMP responded to 70 calls for service from May 3-9, including reports of spray painting and thefts.

The Ladysmith RCMP Detachment responded to 70 calls for service from May 3-9.

Sunday, May 5

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of theft from a vehicle. Some time overnight, a vehicle parked in the 12500 block of Church Road was entered. A small amount of jewelry was taken. As part of the investigation, a forensic finger print exam was conducted, and the police are following up on suspects.

Tuesday, May 7

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report that some time in the preceding four days, an unknown person spray painted a late model Chev van parked in the 600 block of Delcourt Avenue. Mailboxes at the Kinsmen Park were also spray painted. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ladysmith RCMP.

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of the theft of a black three-horsepower Mercury outboard motor from a boat shed at the Ladysmith Maritime Society dock, sometime between May 3 and 4. There are no suspects at this time.

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report that a palm tree was stolen overnight from the ball fields next to Bryon’s Market on Chemainus Road. The tree appears to have been dug out of the ground. There are no suspects.

Other news

• The Ladysmith RCMP continue to conduct a variety of vehicle road checks and traffic enforcement. Drivers are reminded to slow down in school zones, with a recent speeding campaign in the North Oyster School area showing a high number of vehicles speeding through the school zone. Drivers can expect to find police conducting enforcement action in these areas.

• The Ladysmith RCMP have received information that ATVs are driving down Fourth Avenue prior to accessing logging roads. The public is reminded that unlicensed vehicles on the roadway are subject to being towed and the driver to being issued a violation ticket.

• The Ladysmith RCMP wish to advise the general public to be aware of ongoing scams involving the Internet, e-mail and regular mail in which residents are advised they have won a lottery, usually in a foreign country. As part of the scam, personal information is asked to be sent, stating that winnings will not be processed if incomplete. Residents should not respond to these types of unsolicited notifications and not provide any personal information which may result in your identity or bank information being jeopardized.