Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Sept. 7 to 14:
• Overnight on Sept. 8, a suspect stole a surveillance camera from the exterior of a building in the 5500 block of Inlet Avenue, Sechelt. The suspect, who was captured on video before the camera was stolen, is described as a male wearing khaki pants, white runners and a hoody. Police are reviewing the footage in an attempt to identify the suspect. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-6353.
• On Sept. 8, a theft was reported at a business in the 5600 block of Wharf Avenue, Sechelt, after the suspect was witnessed putting unpaid for items in his pocket. Staff tried to recover the items but the suspect refused to cooperate and left the premises before police arrival. Staff were able to note the suspect’s vehicle info as well as the suspect’s name. Police are reviewing security video footage and the file is still under investigation.
• Overnight on Sept. 14, a suspect stole two fishing rods and a tackle box out of a boat moored near the 5500 block of Sans Souci Road, Halfmoon Bay. The stolen items include a black 10-and-a-half-ft.-long Dywa Trophy XL fishing rod with yellow fishing line, herring riggers and a Dywa spool and a tackle box containing a large collection of lures. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-6525.
• On Sept. 8, police attended a report of a suspicious occurrence after a witness saw someone carrying a large package walk through one property to get to another property, dig a hole, and then proceed to bury the package. Police spoke with the subject of the complaint who advised that they were hiding the large box in their yard to keep it hidden from the recipient until their upcoming birthday. No other suspicious burials were reported.
Break and Enter
• Overnight on Sept. 9, a suspect pried open and cut the lock off a storage container at a business in the 12800 block of Madeira Park Road, Madeira Park, and stole a variety of garden equipment and tools. Some of the stolen items include a Stihl BR700 and Stihl BR600 leaf blower, a Stihl hedge trimmer, a Stihl weed eater, two Husqvarna weed eaters, a Husqvarna 445 chainsaw, and two garden loppers. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-6373.
• Overnight on Sept. 9, a suspect damaged the door of an outdoor freezer at a business in the 12800 block of Madeira Park Road, Madeira Park, with a pry bar. The suspect did not gain entry but the door and a lock were damaged. Police are reviewing security video footage. The file is still under investigation.
• Between Sept. 5 and 9, one or more suspects pried open Canada Post community mailboxes at the intersection of McLintock Road, Murdoch Road, and Francis Peninsula Road, Madeira Park. It is unknown what was stolen from those mailboxes. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-6387.
• On Sept. 9, police witnessed a vehicle with incorrect licence plates in the 1000 block of Roberts Creek Road, Roberts Creek, and initiated a traffic stop. Police noted that the lone driver was exhibiting signs of possible intoxication from alcohol and gave the driver a roadside alcohol screening test. After two fail results, the driver, who turned out to be a prohibited driver, was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The driver was also issued a court appearance notice for driving while prohibited as well as a violation ticket for driving with no insurance. The matter has been referred to RoadSafetyBC and ICBC.
• On Sept. 11, a motorized wheelchair was found in the 5600 block of Inlet Avenue, Sechelt. Owner may claim with detailed description within 90 days. Please reference police file 2020-6446 or 2020-6520.
• On Sept. 14, a recreational watercraft was found adrift near Nelson Island. Owner may claim with detailed description within 90 days. Please reference police file 2020-6515.
• On Sept. 12, a possible impaired driver was reported travelling east on Highway 101 near Mills Road, Sechelt. The witness stated the vehicle swerved in and out of its lane, at times crossing the double solid line. Police located the suspect vehicle in Sechelt and spoke with the driver, who was not impaired but did advise he may have been distracted by his children who were also in the vehicle at the time of the complaint.
Theft from Vehicle
• Overnight on Sept. 12, a suspect gained entry to a vehicle parked in the 6000 block of Lighthouse Avenue, Sechelt, and stole a red Milwaukee brand tool belt, small hand tools, and a Makita radio which is missing the back battery cover.
• On Sept. 14, police attended a two-vehicle incident westbound on Highway 101 at Joe Road, Roberts Creek, after a vehicle came to stop to make a left turn off the highway and the second vehicle driver was unable to come to stop before colliding into the rear of the first vehicle. Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported, but both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. The second vehicle driver advised that he’d been travelling about one car length behind the first vehicle when he noticed it had stopped. The second driver hit the brakes in an attempt to stop but the brakes locked and he skidded on the freshly rain-wet road. The second driver was issued a violation ticket for following too close and the mattered has been referred to ICBC.
– Const. Karen Whitby, Sunshine Coast RCMP