For the week of Nov 23rd – Nov 30th, 2015
Total Calls for Service = 91
Impaired Driving = 4
Assaults = 4
Break and Enters = 1
Thefts = 5
Mischief = 2
Ice On The Roads
On November 24th at approximately 9:00am a vehicle slid off the road north of Old Mine Road on Hwy 101. At the time the road was extremely slippery with both black Ice and frost. The driver was not injured and the vehicle pulled out of ditch with the help a tow truck.
Refused To Provide A Breath Sample
On November 24th at approximately 10:50am a red Pontiac Montana was stopped by police on Hwy 101 near Arbutus Ave. The driver demonstrated signs of alcohol consumption and was requested to provide a breath sample into a portable breathalyzer. The driver refused which resulted in the vehicle being impounded for 24 hours, a 90 days driver’s license suspension and a possible criminal code charge of refusing/failing to provide a breath sample contrary to section 254 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Theft Of Cash Box
On November 21st a cash box, containing an undisclosed amount of cash, was taken from the Powell River Recreation Center located at 5001 Joyce Ave. The money was collected as donations during a diversity gathering at the complex.
Theft from pawn shop
On November 25th a 2:30pm a young male attended the Powell River Pawn Shop located in the 4700 Block of Marine Ave and stole a Xbox and 8-10 associated video games.
Impaired Driver Caught
On November 29th at 11:45pm a vehicle was stopped for speeding on Hwy 101 near Homalco Road. The driver demonstrated signs of alcohol consumption and failed to separate roadside breathalyzers. As a result the vehicle was impounded for 30 days and the drivers licence was seized for 90 days.
Impaired Driver Caught
On November 29th at 11:20pm a Volkswagen Jetta was stopped by police after failing to stop at a red light at Barnet St and Joyce Ave. After speaking to the driver it was believed alcohol had been consumed so he was requested to provide a breath sample. The driver failed two separate breath samples which resulted in the immediate suspension of the driver’s license for 90 days and the immediate impoundment of the vehicle for 30 days.
If anyone has any information about these crimes please contact the Powell River RCMP or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477) or online at www.bccrimestoppers.com