At approximately 7 pm on December 5, Powell River RCMP responded to a report of an assault with a weapon outside the Town Centre mall near the bus loop.
Officers spoke to several witnesses, who reported that a group of youths were standing outside the mall at the bus loop when a male youth, dressed all in black, chased after another youth and bear-sprayed him.
The suspect was identified by witnesses and arrested for assault with a weapon and held in custody.
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 bccrimestoppers.com.
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