For the week of Dec 21st – Dec 29th, 2015
Total Calls for Service = 98
Impaired Driving = 5
Assaults = 1
Break and Enters = 0
Thefts = 3
Mischief = 2
Theft on BC Ferry
On December 21st 2015 the BC Ferries Chief Stewart reported that an intoxicated male had shoplifted approximately $150 worth of property from the BC Ferry gift shop. The Powell River RCMP met the ferry as it was docking at the Westview terminal in Powell River and arrested the intoxicated male for theft and transported him to the Powell River RCMP detachment jail cells. The male remained in police custody until sober and was released on a court document recommending the criminal code charge of theft under $5000.
On December 22nd at approximately 2:40am a grey Mercedes was observed skidding around a corner at Joyce Ave and Duncan St. A fully marked police car attempted to stop the vehicle by activating its emergency lights but the Mercedes accelerated away. Shortly after the vehicle lost control and slid off the road near Michigan Ave and Egmont St. A female driver was located nearby and was detained for impaired driving but refused to provide a breath sample. As a result drivers licence was seized for 24 hours, the vehicle was impounded for 24 hours and the Powell River RCMP are recommending the Criminal Code charge of failing to provide a breath sample.
Vehicle in Ditch
On December 22 at approximately 9:00am a 1989 Ford Van lost control on Hwy 101 near Craig Rd and rolled over. The driver sustained minor injuries but a passenger sustained a possible fracture to their wrist and leg. Alcohol has been ruled out as a contributing factor but at the time of the accident the road conditions were icy.
Driver Refuses to Provide a Breath Sample
On December 25th at 6:40pm a green Dodge Grand Voyager was stopped by police on Hwy 101 near Gibsons Beach road after it was observed travelling at 30km/h in a posted 60km/h speed zone. The driver demonstrated signs of alcohol consumption but failed to provide a breath sample when requested. As a result the driver’s licence was seized for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded 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