Drunk man arrested at Ucluelet Co-op

A local man was arrested one day after being released from jail.

Police received an anonymous tip around 10 a.m. on June 30 alleging a drunk man was acting suspiciously inside the Ucluelet Co-op.

“Those are the calls that we really appreciate because it’s somebody that sees something that doesn’t sit right with them and they maybe don’t feel comfortable giving their name but they want the police to do something and they feel comfortable enough calling in,” said Sgt. Jeff Swann of the Ucluelet RCMP.

 â€œThose are the types of calls that help solve crime in town.”

Swann arrived at the scene and discovered the intoxicated man had been released from jail the day before after serving a 60-day sentence and was under probation orders to stay away from alcohol.

“He’s on some pretty strict conditions of no alcohol,” Swann said.

“He was found in complete breach of that so, less than 24 hours after being released from jail, he was brought back to jail.”

Distracted driver crashes vehicle

A driver crashed their vehicle after failing to keep their eyes on the road.

The single vehicle collision occurred on Marine Drive near Black Rock Resort at 2 a.m. on June 28, according to Sgt. Swann.

“The driver had reached down to turn on the heater and when that happened the vehicle pulled to the right side of the road and struck a large rock,” he said.

Both the male driver and the female passenger were wearing seatbelts and escaped the wreck without significant injuries despite the vehicle’s airbags being deployed.

Swann said no charges were issued but the driver was warned for driving without due care.

Boat goes missing

A 12-foot aluminum boat vanished from a local commercial dock

It was discovered missing on the morning of June 28.

Police had no suspects at press time and were unclear about whether the boat was stolen or had fallen into the water,

The boat is kept on the dock and a plug must be put in before it enters the water, according to Sgt. Swann.

“It didn’t have a plug in it so, if somebody did steal it, it wouldn’t have gone very far in the water,” he said.

An investigation is ongoing and anyone who saw anything suspicious, or has any information, is encouraged to contact the Ucluelet RCMP at 250-726-7773.

Disturbance at visitors centre

An upset woman caused a significant disturbance outside the Pacific Rim Visitors Centre.

The woman had been seen walking in and out of traffic while attempting to hitchhike on the Pacific Rim Highway, according to Sgt. Swann who said he and a Pacific Rim National Park Warden searched the area but did not immediately locate the woman.

The woman was later found causing a disturbance at the visitors centre where she was detained by police and a Park Warden and taken to the Tofino Hospital.

No injuries were reported in the incident and the woman is not facing criminal charges.

 

Andrew.bailey@westerlynews.ca