Officers reported the following for May 17 to 24, 2023
Total calls for service: 154
Break and enter: 3
Impaired driving: 4
Mental health: 17
May 17; Joyce Avenue
At approximately 12:43 pm, Powell River RCMP responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Joyce Avenue and Duncan Street. A motorcycle was rear-ended at the stop light by a truck. The motorcycle driver was knocked off the bike and sustained minor injuries. A violation ticket for following too close was issued to the driver of the truck under the Motor Vehicle Act. Police would like to remind everyone that there are a greater number of motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians on the road in the summer season and to practice extreme care while driving.
May 17; Willingdon Beach
At approximately 6:49 pm, Powell River RCMP received a report that a pick-up truck had been doing doughnuts in the gravel parking lot adjacent to the Willingdon Beach campground. A witness obtained the licence plate number and reported that the truck was spraying gravel and narrowly missing people and vehicles. Police located the vehicle and the registered owner was issued a violation ticket for driving without due care under the Motor Vehicle Act.
May 21; Joyce Avenue
At approximately 12:04 pm, Powell River RCMP received a report that a male broke a window at 7-Eleven by kicking it. Police located the suspect nearby. The 23-year-old man was arrested for mischief and released to appear in provincial court.
May 22; Poplar Street
At approximately 2:08 pm, Powell River RCMP responded to a report of an assault at a residence on Poplar Street. The resident reported that he had been scratched, bitten and punched, causing swelling and scratches on his face, neck and arms. A 28-year-old female suspect was arrested for assault and released to appear in provincial court in July.
Anyone with information about any crime 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.