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Powell River RCMP arrest youth for assault with weapon

Witnesses identified suspect who used bear spray during incident
Powell River RCMP detachment.

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

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