Thieves steal baby stroller – Ladysmith Police Briefs

A look at police activity in Ladysmith for the week of Feb. 13 to 19.

The Ladysmith Detachment responded to a total of 57 calls for service over the past week.

Monday, Feb. 13

} The RCMP responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Grouhel Road and the Trans Canada Highway at noon. A vehicle with three occupants was making a left turn onto the highway towards Nanaimo when it was struck by a southbound vehicle occupied by a lone driver. The drivers of both vehicles and one passenger were taken to hospital for examination and suffered minor injuries.  The driver of the vehicle making the turn was charged with failing to yield the right of way under the Motor Vehicle Act.

} During the evening of Feb. 13, the police were called to a fire in the area of “Slack Beach.” The abandoned remains of the boat on the shore, which are from a previous fire, had been set on fire. The Ladysmith Fire Department also responded.  Investigation revealed youths had been seen around the boat, attempting to light it on fire.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

} The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a motor vehicle accident on Spruston Road on the morning of Feb. 15. A pickup truck was driving eastbound and skidded on the corner, striking a hydro pole. The driver was not located on the scene. The police continue their investigation.

Friday, Feb. 17

} Early in the morning, a resident in the 500 block of Third Avenue observed a Caucasian male walk out of his carport, stealing a red toolbox. The toolbox was later located on the side of the road, and no further description of the male was available.

} Overnight, two vehicles were broken into. One vehicle which was parked in the 500 block of Esplanade was entered, and a small amount of cash was taken from the vehicle.  A second vehicle in the 300 block of Chemainus Road was entered, and a radar detector was stolen. A small amount of damage was also done to the vehicle.

Saturday, Feb. 18

} In the morning, a resident on Hallberg Road woke to find damage to planters on the front lawn. Investigation determined that a vehicle had struck the planters and received minor damage, as vehicle parts had been left behind. No suspects have surfaced in the incident to date.

} The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a break and enter to the Town of Ladysmith electrical shed at Transfer Beach Park. Suspects entered the shed by prying away the siding and stole the hydro meter and wiring, leaving other live wires exposed. The police are continuing their investigation.

Sunday, Feb. 19

} The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a stolen baby stroller which occurred during the night. An unknown suspect entered the backyard of a residence in the 400 block of Roberts Street and stole the stroller from the back deck area.

} During the afternoon, the Ladysmith RCMP received a report of youths aiming a laser light at drivers on Davis Road. The RCMP responded and located a 17-year-old and 18-year-old male. Both were cautioned about their actions and the risk of causing a motor vehicle accident. The youth was returned to his mother, who destroyed the laser. No charges are being pursued in the matter.

} During the past week, the Ladysmith RCMP detained two individuals for impaired driving in two separate incidents. Charges of impaired driving are recommended against a 57-year-old female and a 17-year-old female as a result of these investigations.