Powell River RCMP weekly report January 18th to January 24th

Powell River

2024-01-24 15:13 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.

Powell River RCMP weekly report January 18th to January 24th

Weekly statistics

Theft from Vehicle

On January 18th at approximately 8:28 a.m., Powell River RCMP responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle parked in the 4400 block of Manson Avenue. At approximately 1:30 a.m. the owner of the vehicle heard the car alarm go off and looked out and saw the drivers side door of the vehicle was open. They went outside and heard what sounded like heavy breathing and thought a bear may be near the vehicle. They then closed the door and went back inside the house. When the vehicle was checked the next morning, they found a key fob had been taken from the vehicle. A number of items including a backpack, fertilizer spreader, hatchet and saw were left inside the vehicle.

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.

Impaired Driving

On January 20th at approximately 1:32 a.m., Powell River RCMP stopped a vehicle travelling south on Manson Avenue after it was seen swerving in its lane. Police spoke to the driver, a 45-year-old male from Powell River. While speaking to the driver, police detected a strong odour of liquor coming from him, and the driver admitted to consuming liquor. A breath sample was taken using an approved screening device, and the male registered a warn. The driver was issued a 3-day driving prohibition under the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, and the vehicle was towed as the insurance had also expired.

Arson

On January 23rd at approximately 4:34 a.m., Powell River RCMP responded to a car fire in the parking lot of a business in the 4400 block of Joyce Avenue. Police attended and located a black Infiniti G35 which had sustained significant fire damage to the engine compartment. Evidence collected on scene indicate that the vehicle fire had been started on purpose.

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.

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