Powell River RCMP reported the following for March 11 to 17, 2021.
Total calls for service: 97
Impaired driving: 1
Break and enter: 0
March 11; Zilinsky Road
Police received a report that more than $2,500 worth of tools were stolen from a work truck that had been broken into overnight. The owner of the tools reported that the parked work vehicle had been targeted in that location previously. On March15, police were conducting neighbourhood enquiries and observed a crate filled with tools matching the description of the stolen items on the driveway of a property nearby. The 22-year-old male resident came out of the house and immediately told police he had taken the tools. The male was arrested for possession of property obtained by crime and released to appear in court. The tools were returned to the owner.
March 12; Joyce Avenue
At approximately 9:10 am, police received a report that an item stolen from a residential property on Joyce Avenue was listed for sale on Facebook. The owner of the stolen item saw the Facebook post and identified the item pictured in the ad as their stolen property. The owner called police, provided the seller’s information and described unique markings on the item. Police attended the address provided by the seller and located the item, which was confirmed to be the stolen property. The item was seized by police and returned to the owner. The seller, a 32-year-old male, was arrested for trafficking property obtained by crime and released to appear in court.
March 17; Powell River
Powell River RCMP has been observing evidence of a high occurrence of stunt driving on Powell River public roads. Tire tracks and noise complaints indicative of stunting have been seen on Marine Avenue, Joyce Avenue, Duncan Street and areas in Wildwood and south of town. Stunting includes, but is not limited to burnouts, fishtailing and donuts. Driver’s may believe they are being cautious while stunting, however, a blown tire or loss of control can happen quickly and unexpectedly. A driver does not have control of the vehicle while stunting, which poses a serious concern for public safety. Powell River RCMP is requesting that any observed stunting be reported to police immediately. Stunting results in a fine, an impounded vehicle for a minimum of seven days and an automatic ICBC licence review.
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.