Powell River RCMP reported the following for December 16 to 22, 2021.
Total calls for service: 103
Impaired driving: 8
Break and enter: 1
December 19; Fernwood Avenue, 4700 block
At approximately 11:26 am, police responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle. Sometime between 9 and 11:15 am that day, someone entered a Toyota Matrix parked at that location and stole a duffle bag containing firefighting gear. The gear included bunker pants and jacket, a helmet with the number 430 on it, a rope and gloves. The duffle bag is red and has the Powell River Fire Rescue logo on it. Value of the stolen property is estimated to be approximately $3,000.
December 19; Manson Avenue
At approximately 8:10 am, police were making patrols on Manson Avenue when a vehicle was observed speeding. RCMP stopped the vehicle on Manson near Duncan Street. Police spoke to the driver, a 20-year-old female from Powell River, and detected an odour of liquor on her breath. A breath sample was taken using an approved screening device, which registered a fail.
At the request of the driver, a second sample was taken, which also registered a fail. The driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and her vehicle was towed and impounded.
RCMP has continued to see an increase in the number of drug and alcohol impaired driving investigations so far this month. Police would like to remind everyone that over the holidays the department will be conducting more impaired driving enforcement to keep the roads safer for everyone.
December 22; qathet region
Powell River RCMP would like to remind the community to report all thefts from vehicles, sheds or residences. Recently, police have recovered a number of items that they would like to see returned to their owners. As many thefts are unreported to the police, the seized items are donated to charity or destroyed after 90 days.
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.