The Lake Cowichan RCMP report that on Oct.15 at approximately 2:45 p.m., Lake Cowichan RCMP, fire, and ambulance, responded to a single vehicle rollover just west of the arena on South Shore Road.
The driver, a 17- year-old male, had been traveling west on South Shore Rd. and lost control on a curve. Cpl. Larry Olson reports that the vehicle crossed the center line, flipped and ended up in the ditch. The driver, who was wearing his seat belt, suffered a minor cut to his head and was taken to Cowichan District Hospital where he was treated and released.
Speed and wet road conditions were factors in the collision. No charges were forwarded against the driver.
Sometime during the night of Oct. 15, Cst. Grant Desmet reports that a backpack containing a wallet and an iPod was taken from a vehicle in the area of Johel Cresent, Lake Cowichan.
RCMP remind the public to ensure that their vehicles are locked and any valuables are kept out of sight and to report suspicious persons and vehicles.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Lake Cowichan RCMP at 250-749-6668 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.