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Police Patrol: Powell River RCMP report

Responds to anti-masker report; investigates break and enters, issues driving violation
Powell River RCMP detachment

Powell River RCMP reported the following for September 8 to 14, 2021.

Total calls for service: 138
Thefts: 8
Assaults: 3
Impaired driving: 2
Mischief: 6
Break and enter: 5

September 8; Barnet Street
At approximately 8:41 am, Powell River RCMP received a report that an anti-masker was causing a disturbance at FreshCo. The female had refused to wear a mask inside the store and was also refusing to leave. When police responded, the female was outside the store and in the process of leaving. She was reminded that she is not welcome inside the store without a mask.

RCMP would like to remind everyone that the current public health order requires that masks be worn in all public indoor settings and that proof of vaccination is needed to access some events, services and businesses for people born in 2009 and earlier (12-plus). Refusal to leave a business when asked to wear a mask or provide a vaccine passport may result in a fine of $230.

September 10; Kemano Street, 7100 block
Powell River RCMP received a report of a break and enter to a construction site. The building had also been broken into the previous week and some tools had been stolen.

September 11; Duncan Street
At approximately 1:07 am, a police officer on patrol observed a vehicle without valid insurance driving westbound on Duncan St. near 7-Eleven. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified. While speaking to the driver, police detected signs of impairment by alcohol. A roadside test was administered with an approved screening device and registered a fail. The 18-year-old male driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and a violation ticket for driving without insurance. The vehicle was towed and impounded.

September 13; Crofton Street
Police received a report of another break and enter to a construction site and a number of tools were stolen. The construction sites at Kemano and Crofton streets have been secured and the investigations are continuing.

RCMP would like to remind everyone to lock their buildings, residences and vehicles, and to ensure all valuable items are locked up 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