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Police Patrol: Powell River RCMP report

Officers responded to 139 calls for service from November 8 to 15
Powell River RCMP detachment.

Powell River RCMP officers reported the following for November 8 to 15, 2023.

Total calls for service: 139
Thefts: 7
Break and enter: 0
Impaired driving: 5
Assaults: 4
Mischief: 6
Mental health: 3

November 9; Barnet Street, 7000 block
Powell River RCMP received a report from a local resident who said they were a victim of investment fraud. The investigation discovered that a company named Be the Bank convinced the victim to invest in their product. When the female agent walked the victim through the process she was given access to the victim’s computer.

Once that was completed the agent continued to contact the victim to aggressively solicit more money. It was at this point that the victim discovered their bank account had been accessed and more money had been withdrawn. The victim contacted the agent, who advised they would need to deposit further funds to access the investment.

Police are cautioning everyone about providing anyone access to their computer and online banking. Credible investment firms do not require access to your computer. Do your research. Investments quoting unrealistic returns should be a red flag; be extra vigilant. If it is too good to be true, it normally is.

November 15; Texada Island
Powell River RCMP is correcting a report from last week which stated that a hunter on Texada was charged with a Wildlife Act offence. The matter was referred to the Conservation Officer Service, which followed up and determined the female hunter had not violated any law so no violation ticket was issued. RCMP apologizes to all involved for the original inaccuracy.

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 1.800.222.8477 or

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