A guinea pig is now in the care of the Sunshine Coast SPCA after being left to fend for itself in Selma Park.
RCMP say they were called on Monday, when somebody found the animal and its cage abandoned underneath the power lines on Reservoir Road.
When police got there they were able to spot the guinea pig and corrall it back into its cage.
This one may have been a crime of opportunity; Sunshine Coast RCMP say a thief was able to get through an unlocked window at a business in the 600 block of School Road in Gibsons recently.
And, once inside, they grabbed an ill-gotten harvest of frozen food; including duck breasts, rack of lamb, meatballs and shrimp.
The theft happened sometime overnight on April 10th, and RCMP would like to hear from anybody with information.
And, Sunshine Coast RCMP say they’ve turned an illegal dumping case over to the Conservation Officer Service after identifying a possible suspect.
Police say they had a call last Tuesday reporting a large pile of debris dumped near Trout Lake Road in the Halfmoon Bay area.
According to information that came out of a Sunshine Coast Regional District forum last month, Conservation Officers are seeing a big increase in illegal dumping activity – with more than 360 cases in the past 5 years.
People can report illegal dumping through the 24-hour RAPP 1-877-952-7277, or online at www.env.gov.bc.ca/cos/rapp/form.htm.