RCMP receive complaints about female landscaper — Ladysmith Police Briefs

The Ladysmith RCMP responded to 47 calls for service from Feb. 22-28, including an attempted break and enter at the Chuckwagon Market.

The Ladysmith RCMP Detachment responded to 47 calls for service from Feb. 22-28.

Monday, Feb. 25

• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a complaint of an attempted break and enter at the Chuckwagon Market on Cedar Road. A neighbour heard an audible alarm at the store and attended to investigate. An older-model white car with one male was observed parked on the side of Cedar Road. Police attended with the store owner and found a broken window and found that an unsuccessful attempt had been made to gain entry. The police are continuing their investigation.

• The Ladysmith RCMP Detachment has received information that a female is attending at various residences to solicit landscape work at significant prices. The complainants state that they have not been satisfied with the work; however, they have paid for the service. There have been occasions where the female has asked for additional money after the work was completed or offered to do additional landscaping for further money. Ladysmith residents are reminded to ensure that they are dealing with legitimate businesses, to check references and to clarify what work is to be done, expectations and price. Residents should obtain a written quote with these items clearly outlined.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a vehicle parked at the Eagles Hall on First Avenue.  When the owner came out, it was discovered the vehicle had been entered and 30 pairs of plastic canvas star and cross earrings were stolen. The police are continuing their investigation.