A Ucluelet man who frightened local kids by hanging out the window of a pick up truck holding a running chainsaw on April 6 has been identified.
The man, who wielded the chainsaw near the Ucluelet Community Centre, was not charged but the driver, who owned the vehicle, was fined $196 for driving without due care, according to Const. Jarett Duncan of the Ucluelet RCMP.
“He was responsible for the actions of his passengers in the vehicle,’ Duncan told the Westerly.
“All individuals who were in the vehicle have been identified and, so far, all the people who have been spoken to are apologetic for the incident and wish that it didn’t happen… They’re remorseful for their actions and wish they could take it back.”
Police are still investigating an egging incident on Bay Street where one residence and two vehicles, including a police car, were pelted with eggs. The eggings were reported on April 16.
“We’re still actively investigating that file and we’d definitely like anyone who has information about who was possibly responsible to come forward,” Duncan said.
“We just want to make sure we talk to these people and hopefully prevent this from ever happening again…These people need to be held accountable.”
Duncan said chucking eggs may seem harmless but could result in property damage.
“Eggs can bake on, they can peel paint off so, at the end of the day, you’re actually doing property damage whether it’s to a vehicle or to a house,” he said.
“It’s one of those things where you need to respect people’s property and it may seem like it’s just a minor thing…but it’s causing damage to someone’s property. They worked hard for it and they shouldn’t have to wake up to someone damaging their property and having to clean up someone else’s mess.”
Anyone with any information about the incident is encourage to contact the Ucluelet RCMP detachment at 726-7773.