Powell River RCMP reported the following for March 4 to 10, 2021
Total calls for service: 94
Impaired driving: 3
Break and enter: 1
March 7; Powell River
At approximately 9:40 am, police received a report of a female threatening to kill two members of the community. The report was the most recent in an ongoing investigation of uttering threats and the female was on conditions of no contact with the victims. The female was found in the area of the victims’ residence and was arrested for uttering threats and breaching her conditions. She was held in custody for a court hearing and the judge ordered her to be detained in custody until all of her charges are dealt with in court.
March 5; Joyce Avenue
At approximately 3:30 pm, police were conducting patrols on Joyce Avenue and observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped by police and the 50-year-old female driver was spoken to. Police detected a strong odour of liquor and administered a roadside breath test, which the driver failed. She was issued an immediate roadside prohibition which prohibits driving for 90 days and carries a substantial fine. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
March 3; Joyce Avenue
At approximately 9:45 pm, police received a report that a handgun had been seen at a residence and the weapon was being kept underneath the pillow of a bed. Police attended and spoke to a female outside of the residence. She stated that the gun was a pellet gun and that she also had a machete for safety. Through investigation, police were able to confirm the firearm was a pellet gun. Both the pellet gun and machete were handed over to police for destruction. Powell River RCMP wants to remind the public that police will treat gun reports as if the firearms are real until proven otherwise. Pellet guns and gun replicas can look very much like real guns, can easily be mistaken for real guns and should be stored properly at all times for everyone’s safety.
February 2021; Powell River
Powell River RCMP received nine reports of thefts involving motor vehicles in February 2021. Powell River RCMP wants to remind everyone to ensure vehicles doors are kept locked and all valuables and keys are removed from vehicles when not in use.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Powell River RCMP at 604.485.6255, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477) or online at bccrimestoppers.com.