RCMP Weekly Update


For the week of February 2, 2016 – February 8, 2016.

Total Calls for Service = 80
Impaired Driving = 4
Assaults = 2
Break and Enters = 2
Thefts = 5
Mischief = 4
Drugs= 3

Vandalism to mailboxes

On February 4, 2016 police received a complaint that the mailboxes at Padgett Rd and McLeod Rd had been damaged sometime within the last 24 hours. An officer attended the scene and determined that mailboxes had been pried open and any contents were missing. At this time there are no suspects but the RCMP is working closely with Canada Post to further the investigation.


On February 5, 2016 at approx. 2:20 am, police responded to a report of an intoxicated male banging on the door to a residence in the 4300 block of Joyce Avenue. Upon attendance officers also noted that a window had been broken. The male suspect was arrested but failed to comply with the officer’s direction. A brief struggle ensued which resulted in an officer being assaulted and the suspect being taken into custody.

Michael McCarthy, 46, a Powell River residence has been charged with numerous offences including resisting arrest, assaulting a peace officer and mischief. He has been held in custody and will appear in Provincial Court on February 17th to answer to the charges. McCarthy was on probation at the time these offences were committed. The officer who was assaulted remains on active duty.

Car Accident

On February 7th, 2016, RCMP responded to a vehicle in the water near the old barge terminal. When police arrived the BC Ambulance and Powell River Fire and Rescue were already on scene and the 82 year old male driver was being treated by paramedics. He was subsequently transported to the hospital for further examination. Witnesses reported seeing the car, a 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis, come down the road and continue on towards the seawalk where it collided with the rock barrier and became air born, coming to rest in the ocean. There were no other occupants in the vehicle at the time. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

If anyone has any information about these crimes are asked to please contact the Powell River RCMP or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477) or online at http://www.bccrimestoppers.com


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