Police patrol: Crime report

Powell River RCMP reported the following for August 1 to 7, 2018.

Total calls for service: 154
Thefts: 7
Assaults: 5
Break and enter: 4
Impaired driving: 5
Mischief: 4

Sunday, July 15; Michigan Avenue, 4300 block
On July 15, Powell River RCMP received a report of a break and enter at École Côte du Soleil, where a male was observed exiting a window carrying a blue backpack and leaving the location on a small BMX bicycle. On July 24, police received a tip that the suspect was seen in a dollar store. The male was eventually arrested after a lengthy foot chase and several stolen items from the store were located on his person. In addition, break and enter tools were located in the male’s possession.

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Monday, August 6; Goat Lake area
Powell River RCMP received a report of a theft of boat. Police learned that the owner had parked their inflatable dinghy at the top of Goat Lake on August 5 and, upon returning at approximately 6:30 pm, it was gone. The dinghy is described as a red Alpacka Denali Llama packraft with two paddles.

Tuesday, August 7; Marine Avenue, 4800 block
Powell River RCMP received a complaint of a theft of wood carving, which was taken sometime within the previous two days from Willingdon Beach. The carving has a five-foot to six-foot eagles’ wing, which is part of a large wooden bench. It is valued at approximately $8,000.


Anyone with information about these incidents 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.

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