Truck stolen from in front of home — Ladysmith Police Briefs

The Ladysmith RCMP responded to 42 calls for service from Nov. 2-8, including thefts and a motor vehicle accident.

The Ladysmith RCMP Detachment responded to 42 calls for service over the past seven days.

Friday, November 2

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a theft of a purse from a vehicle. The vehicle had been parked on Parkhill Terrace. During the night, a window had been broken and the vehicle entered. A purse was stolen during the theft. There are no suspects or witnesses.

Saturday, November 3

• The Ladysmith RCMP attended the scene of a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident in the 4500 block of Yellow Point Road. A Dodge Dakota had been traveling westbound on Yellow Point Road and attempted to make a turn onto Quennell. The driver lost control and struck a rock wall in a driveway. The vehicle was towed from the scene. The driver, who was not at the accident scene when the police arrived, later contacted the police. Speed was a factor in the accident, and the driver was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Monday, November 5

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a theft from the Husky gas station on the Trans-Canada Highway. Surveillance video captured the theft and noted an elderly male in a white hatchback vehicle with a red hood drove up to the holding tank at the service station, cut the fence and proceeded to steal two fire extinguishers and absorbent crystals for oil spills. It was also learned that a Champion 9000 generator had been stolen from a construction site next to the Husky station. The police are continuing their investigation.

Wednesday, November 7

• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a report of a theft of vehicle from Buller Street in the early morning hours. A 1999 Ford F250 diesel truck was stolen from in front of a residence. The vehicle was later recovered in the Nanaimo area. The police are continuing their investigation.

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