Lake Cowichan RCMP news: Vandals, pedestrian hit, and good samaritans

Lake Cowichan RCMP news for the week of March 27 to April 2, 2011.

  • Apr. 4, 2011 2:00 p.m.
The front window to Lake Cowichan’s Royal Bank was found to be vandalized

The front window to Lake Cowichan’s Royal Bank was found to be vandalized

Pedestrian hit by a silver Dodge pickup

Sometime between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 1, a Dodge pickup truck struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Grants Lake Road and Eldred Road in Lake Cowichan.

“It looks like the vehicle was just just backing out of a driveway, so the speed was quite low,” Lake Cowichan Cpl. Warren Potter said, adding that the pedestrian wasn’t seriously injured.

“It looks like he was just knocked over.”

Even though the driver stopped and offered the pedestrian assistance, local RCMP need the driver’s version of events.

Anyone who witnessed the event, or better yet, the driver of the pickup, is encouraged to call the Lake Cowichan RCMP detachment at 749-6668.

Silver commercial-grade gas cylinder found

A resident of the 100 Houses area of town found a silver commercial-grade gas cylinder on Fir Street in Lake Cowichan, Friday, April 1. The cylinder appears to have fallen off a vehicle; likely a work truck. The item is currently at the Lake Cowichan RCMP detachment for pickup by the owner.

Police thank good samaritans who stopped suspect

Lake Cowichan RCMP Cst. Skinner would like to thank a couple of good samaritans who stopped a youth on an uninsured ATV that was attempting to flee from police near Comiaken Avenue, Saturday, April 2.

The assistance from the public is always appreciated, local RCMP state in a press release.