Powell River RCMP weekly report May 8th to May 14th, 2024

Powell River

2024-05-17 14:38 HAP

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

Files of note

Racist and violent graffiti found in two locations in Powell River

On May 11, 2024 Powell River RCMP received a report that racist and violent graffiti had been found on a school building at James Thompson Elementary. On May 9, 2024, police had received a report of similar graffiti that had been found in the lobby elevator, just outside the Powell River Public Library.

Police are asking anyone with any information about this to please contact the Powell River RCMP at 604-485-6255.

Impaired driver stopped at Mowat Bay boat launch

On May 14, 2024, police conducted a traffic stop at Mowat Bay Boat launch with a vehicle that had an inactive front licence plate and a dealer demonstration plate affixed to the back.

Upon speaking with the driver, police observed signs of alcohol impairment. Police obtained a breath sample on an approved screening device which registered a fail. The driver also had a cancelled driver’s licence.

The driver was issued an immediate driving prohibition, was issued violation tickets for misuse of a dealer plate and no driver’s licence and the vehicle was impounded under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Suspect arrested for theft under $5000

On May 14, at approximately 11:00 am, Powell River RCMP received a report from both Marks Work Warehouse and Staples that a male had stolen items from the store and then fled on foot.

Police conducted patrols and located the suspect nearby. The male was arrested for theft under $5000 and released to appear in Provincial Court. All stolen items were returned to the stores.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Paula Perry
Agente des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Powell River
7070, rue Barnet, Powell River (C.-B.) V8A 2A1
Bureau : 604-485-6255

Courriel : paula.perry@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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