Tofino RCMP looking for a few good locals

The Tofino RCMP detachment is accepting applications for paid guard positions.

Guards serve under the umbrella of Commissionaires.

Applicant must have a First Aid certificate and will need to pass a security clearance before being offered the position, according to Sgt. James Anderson of the Tofino RCMP.

He said applicants should be responsible, of good moral character, and possess strong communication skills. Anyone interested is encouraged to visit the Tofino RCMP detachment at 400 Campbell Street for more information.

Campers kicked off private property Tofino RCMP booted a group of unwanted campers off the old Pacific Rim Campground on Jan. 27 around 2 p.m. Police were alerted to the squatters by the campground’s caretaker who directed police to where the group had set up camp, according to Sgt. James Anderson.

Anderson said the group was cooperative with police and advised they had not known the campground was private property.

Police can’t prove impaired man was boating RCMP received a report alleging a man was operating a vessel while impaired near First Street Dock on Jan. 30 around 5:15 p.m. The caller told police the name of the suspect and police arrived to find the suspect sitting on the dock having vomited on himself.

RCMP were unable to prove the man had been operating a vessel but he was arrested for being drunk in public and spent the night in cells.

He was issued a violation ticket the following morning.

Money stolen from Gas’N’Go Tofino RCMP received a report from the Long Beach Gas’N’Go alleging a significant amount of money has been stolen from the business over a short period of time.

Sgt. Anderson said police have few details at this point but the matter is being investigated and he urges anyone with any information to contact the Tofino RCMP at 250-725-3242.

Half-naked man nabbed for public intoxication Ahousaht RCMP responded to a report of an intoxicated man walking around partially clothed on Jan. 31 around 5:15 p.m. Police located the man who was shirtless and barely wearing a pair of pants and determined he was in fact intoxicated, according to Sgt. Anderson. The man was arrested for being drunk in public and detained until he was sober.

Break in at Ahousaht home Ahousaht RCMP responded to a break in at a residence on Jan. 31 around 11:15 p.m. Police arrived and spoke to the homeowner who advised the break in must have occurred sometime during the day, according to Sgt. Anderson.

The homeowner told police that they had arrived home to find their front door wide open and two bottles of vodka missing from inside, Anderson said. He said several suspects have been identified and an RCMP investigation is underway.

Driver crashes into boulder, allegedly impaired A black pickup truck crashed into a large boulder near Tofino General Hospital on Feb. 2 around 7 p.m. Police arrived and located the driver still sitting behind the steering wheel.

An RCMP officer noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from the driver’s breathe and the driver was detained for an impaired driving investigation, according to Sgt. Anderson.

Anderson said the man was issued an Intoximeter test, an updated version of the commonly known Breathalyzer test. The RCMP officer administering the test became concerned over the man’s well being and suspected he may need medical attention due to his level of intoxication, according to Anderson.

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