Powell River RCMP weekly report November 8th to November 14th

Powell River

2023-11-15 13:35 HNP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

Weekly Statistics

Total calls for service = 139
Thefts = 7
Break and Enter = 0
Impaired Driving = 5
Assaults = 4
Mischief = 6
Mental Health = 3

Files of note

Correction on last weeks Hunting on Texada Island release
The Powell River RCMP would like to correct last week’s news release which stated a hunter was charged with a Wildlife Act offence. The matter was referred to the Conversation Officer Service who followed up and determined the female hunter had not violated any law so no violation ticket was issued. The RCMP would like to apologize to all involved for the original inaccuracy.

Thrift store target of arson

Sometime in the early hours of November 8th, 2023, unknown suspect(s) lit the contents of a garbage bin on fire belonging to the MCC Thrift Store. This is the second occurrence in as many weeks as a similar incident occurred on October 27th. Neither fire damaged the building. Police are asking anyone with information on this, or any other crime is asked to contact the Powell River RCMP at 604-485-6255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bccrimestoppers.com. Callers will remain anonymous.

Investment Fraud costs a local resident thousands of dollars

On November 9th, 2023 Powell River RCMP received a report from a local resident that they were a victim of investment fraud. The investigation discovered that a company named Be the Bank convinced the victim to invest in their product. When the female agent walked the victim through the process she was given access to the victim’s computer. Once that was completed the agent continued to contact the victim to aggressively solicit more money. It was at this point that the victim discovered their bank account had been accessed and more money had been withdrawn. The victim contacted the agent who advised they would need to deposit further funds to access the investment. Police are cautioning everyone about providing anyone access to their computer and online banking. Credible Investment firms do not require access to your computer. Do your research, investments quoting unrealistic returns should be a red flag, be extra vigilant. Remember if it is too good to be true, it normally is.

Released by:

S/Sgt. Rod Wiebe
Powell River RCMP
Telephone: 604-485-6255

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