Red marks the spot in catching smash-and-grabbers

Red marked the spot in apprehending five people connected to a smash and grab at Lake Cowichan’s Government Liquor Store, shortly after midnight, Thursday, August 11.

  • Aug. 15, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Red marked the spot in apprehending five people connected to a smash and grab at Lake Cowichan’s Government Liquor Store, shortly after midnight, Thursday, August 11.

Minutes after midnight, one of the front windows of the store – off of Darnell Road – was smashed in.

Three males entered and stole some alcohol from the store. Unfortunately for the thieves, one of them badly cut his right hand.

Through losing a great deal of blood the thief also left a blood trail to the Friendship Park next to the Country Grocer.

After police found the group, the injured man was treated by the BC Ambulance Service.

Upon being released on documents compelling him to court to answer for his actions, the injured man was transported to the Cowichan District Hospital.

Two underage females will also attend court as a result of this incident, for possession of stolen property in relation to the alcohol.

All of the people involved in this incident are residents of Lake Cowichan.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are seeking any information the public is able to provide.

Pedestrian hit on Highway 18

A 49-year-old Youbou resident was sent to Victoria Hospital, Friday, August 5, after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 18, about three kilometres east of Skutz Falls.

“He’s still in the hospital. It’s a serious injury,” Lake Cowichan RCMP Cpl. Warren Potter said, last Thursday.

As noted in a police report, the man in question ran out onto the westbound lanes and was struck by a westbound vehicle.

“North Cowichan Duncan Detachment had received complaints previous to the collision that the male was jumping in front of vehicles,” the police report reads.

RCMP believe liquor to be a contributing factor in the collision with the victim, while the driver of the vehicle was reportedly sober.

The collision occurred within the Lake Cowichan RCMP Detachment boundary, and an investigation is ongoing with the North Cowichan, Duncan, and Lake Cowichan RCMP, along with an RCMP traffic analyst.

Tackle boxes stolen

While parked at either Lake Cowichan’s Esso Station or the A&W Restaurant, three tackle boxes were stolen from a boat trailer, during the day of Friday, July 1.

The boxes were removed from a boat which was being towed behind a vehicle.

Two of the tackle boxes are clear and small, while the third is larger and coloured blue and black.