Week of March 7 to 13, 2011
Total calls for service = 92
911 calls = 9
Impaired driving = 6
Assaults = 4
Thefts = 13
Break and enters = 2
Police on routine patrol observed an black, older model Toyota Supra being driven at excessive speeds. Police attempted to conduct a vehicle traffic stop but were unable to catch up to the car. A short time later the car was found in the ditch near Brooks Secondary School. The 25-year-old male driver and a male passenger were found outside the car. Neither was hurt. The driver was charged with excessive speeding under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Highway 101 near Southview Road
Police were contacted by flag persons working at location regarding numerous vehicles failing to obey directions. A complainant reported that in excess of 30 vehicles had failed to stop for flag persons, sped through construction zones and otherwise placed the safety of the motoring public at risk. The public is reminded that failing to obey the direction of a flag person is subject to a $196 fine under the Motor Vehicle Act.
7200 block Alberni Street
Police were contacted regarding theft of a purple 18-speed Norco bike from the rear of a residence. The owner reported that the bike was not locked and had been taken sometime over the previous day. Anybody with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Powell River RCMP at 604.485.6255 or CrimeStoppers at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS).
Highway 101 at Homalco Road
Police on routine patrol attempted to stop the driver of an older model green Lincoln sedan for speeding. Once pulled over police noted signs of impairment on the driver. The 50-year-old male driver from Powell River was detained and provided breath samples over the legal limit. Charges of impaired driving are being recommended and the driver was released to appear in Powell River court in April.
4500 block Joyce Avenue
Police received a report that a vacant rental property had been broken into sometime over the previous seven days. Patrols were conducted and investigation revealed entry gained by prying open a window on the east side of the structure which resulted in damage to window frame and blinds. There was nothing taken in the incident. Damage is estimated to be less than $1,000. Anybody with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Powell River RCMP at 604.485.6255 or CrimeStoppers at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS).