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Police Patrol: Powell River RCMP report

Officers responded to 148 calls for service last week
Powell River RCMP detachment.

Powell River RCMP responded to 148 total calls for service from May 8 to 14, including six thefts, three break and enters, four impaired driving incidents, two assaults, five cases of mischief, and 16 related to mental health.

May 14; Mowat Avenue
RCMP conducted a traffic stop at Mowat Bay Boat launch with a vehicle that had an inactive front licence plate and a dealer demonstration plate affixed to the back. Upon speaking with the driver, police observed signs of alcohol impairment. Police obtained a breath sample on an approved screening device which registered a fail. The driver also had a cancelled driver’s licence.

The driver was issued an immediate driving prohibition, was issued violation tickets for misuse of a dealer plate and having no driver’s licence, and the vehicle was impounded under the Motor Vehicle Act.

May 14; Joyce Avenue
At approximately 11 am, Powell River RCMP received a report from both Marks and Staples that a male had stolen items from the store and then fled on foot. Police conducted patrols and located the suspect nearby. The man was arrested for theft under $5,000 and released to appear in provincial court. All stolen items were returned to the stores.

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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