Quadra Island RCMP January file roundup

Quadra Island

2024-02-11 13:42 PST

Files of note

Diving incident

At a little after noon on January 18th Quadra RCMP were notified of a commercial sea urchin diver that had failed to surface after 40 minutes of being in the water off Cape Mudge. The diver had been down for 55 minutes at the time of the report. Quadra officers were en-route when they were advised by West Coast Marine RCMP officers that the diver was located. The diver advised they had surfaced early and were unable to signal to the dive boat due to increasing fog and snow. The diver tried to use that air horn but the dive boat didn't hear it. The diver then lost sight o the boat in the 4.5 knot current and drifted for approximately 40 minutes before being able to swim to West Shore Steep Island where she was rescued. The diver was in good health and was transported to her dive boat by West Coast Marine. 

Cyclist issue

On January 30th, staff at a tree cutting service reported that motorists and cyclists were not following direction of flaggers, making for a hazardous work environment. Crew advised that there was some confusion with motorists who were unable to see the flaggers due to being obstructed by a hill, however, the complainant advised the biggest issue was a cyclist who refused to stop. The cyclist, who was in a green or yellow reflective vest, refused to listen to verbal direction to stop and proceeded to cycle through the site while crews were cutting down dangerous trees. Because the cyclist refused to listen to direction, the crew had to temporarily cease work to address the risk posed by the complete disregard of numerous signs, flashing lights, and pylons. Officers were unable to obtain more information regarding the cyclist, but did stay on scene to ensure cyclists and motorists were following flagger direction. 

Theft reports 

On January 21st Quadra RCMP received a report of a stolen bike at the April Point Marina. The complainant reported that sometime between 7:00 PM and 10:00 AM his bike was stolen. The bike's brand was Specialized mountain bike FSR (Front Suspension and Rear). The bike was red and white, with a pink tire on the back and a white tire on the front. 

On January 23rd, Quadra RCMP received a report of theft of fuel at the Hoskyn Channel Landing. The complainant reported that sometime between January 16th and January 23rd, someone had syphoned 60L to 70L of fuel. The owner then further discovered the gas tank had drilled out and had to be replaced. On January 30th, Quadra RCMP received a second report of a syphoned fuel from a vehicle parked in the same area. The complainant advised his locking gas cap had bee destroyed as well. Incident occurred sometime in the two weeks before it was reported.

On January 31st, Quadra RCMP received a report of a theft that occurred between January 3rd and January 4th at the Hoskyn Channel Landing. The complainant stated that someone broken the rear sliding window of his truck and stole cash, sunglasses, breath mints and other various items from the inside. The individual also stole some jumper cables and a tow rope.

If anyone has knowledge of this crime or any other or who is responsible, please contact the Quadra RCMP at 250-285-3631. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit their web site at www.crimestoppers.ca.

Released by

Cst. Rebekah Draht
Media Relations Officer
Quadra Island RCMP
Office: 250-285-3631
Fax: 250-285-2053

Email: Quadra_ocr@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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