Police are investigating the theft of a black duffel bag and purse containing cash, two Chinese passports and bank and credit cards from a rental vehicle in the Shannon Falls Provincial Park parking lot last week.
On Thursday (Dec. 5), at around 1:45 p.m., police received a report that a vehicle had had a passenger-side window smashed after the vehicle had been parked for only a short time in the lot, RCMP Sgt. Wayne Pride said in a statement.
Stolen from the vehicle were a duffel bag and purse containing miscellaneous personal ID, bank and credit cards, U.S., Canadian and Chinese cash and two Chinese passports. When the driver returned to the lot, he saw an older-model, four-door red sedan leaving the area. However, the victim could not get a licence plate number or description of the vehicle's occupants. The matter is under investigation.
On Friday (Dec. 6) at around midnight, a traffic officer pulled over a vehicle near Shannon Falls for speeding. The driver showed signs of impairment by drugs and a roadside test was conducted. A small amount of marijuana was seized, and the driver was issued a 24-hour roadside driving suspension and a ticket for speeding.
On Saturday (Dec. 7), police received a report of a vehicle having had its tires slashed while parked in front of home in the 41000 block of Government Road. The incident occurred sometime between Dec.6 at 11 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 4 a.m. No other damage was done to the vehicle, Pride said.
On Sunday (Dec. 8), police received a report of a vehicle having been broken into while parked overnight in a lot in the 40000 block of Government Road. A laptop bag containing miscellaneous tools and a portable storage device were stolen. The vehicle may have been left unlocked, Pride said. No other damage was done to the vehicle.
On Sunday (Dec. 8) at around 9 p.m., police responded to a report of a domestic assault that had occurred earlier at a home in the 38000 block of Britannia Avenue in Dentville. At the home, a 60-year-old man was arrested for allegedly having assaulted his 50-year-old girlfriend during an argument.