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Police Patrol: Powell River RCMP report

Incidents and occurrences in the last week include an arrest related to the Wildlife Act, a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian, and theft from a local business
Powell River RCMP detachment

Powell River RCMP reported the following for November 3 to 9, 2021.

Total calls for service: 132
Thefts: 9
Assaults: 3 
Impaired driving: 3
Mischief: 6
Break and enter: 1

November 6; Texada Island

At approximately 6:40 pm, Texada Island RCMP were conducting patrols along Forest Service Road 1 and observed a male using a light to illuminate the forest. Police identified the 29-year-old male and determined he was using the light to locate a deer he was hunting. The male was arrested for using an illuminating device while hunting, contrary to the Wildlife Act. The male was released to appear in court on January 25, 2022.

November 6; Alberni Street, 7100 block

At approximately 6:38 pm, Powell River RCMP and Powell River Fire Rescue responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in a parking lot. The 18-year-old female driver made a left turn and struck a female pedestrian as she was crossing the road. The pedestrian was transported to Powell River General Hospital with minor injuries. The driver was issued a violation ticket for an improper turn at an intersection.

Powell River RCMP reminds all drivers to be extra cautious of pedestrians as they are difficult to see during this season of extended hours of darkness and heavy rains. Police would also like to remind all pedestrians to be vigilant when crossing the roadways and to wear bright, reflective clothing when walking in the dark.

ICBC has donated a supply of reflectors that can be attached to outer clothing for visibility in the dark. Anyone who would like a reflector can pick one up at the Powell River RCMP detachment, 7070 Barnet Street, during regular office hours.

November 9; Joyce Avenue, 4200 block

At approximately 3:57 pm, police received a report of a male shoplifter who had stolen several items from Lordco. Upon attendance, employees advised police that the male had left the store and a detailed description of the suspect was provided. Police conducted patrols along Joyce Avenue and located the male, who matched the exact description of the suspect. The 19-year-old from Powell River was taken into custody and has been charged with theft under $5,000 and failing to comply with a probation order. The stolen items were recovered and returned to Lordco.

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