Total calls for service: 142
Impaired driving: 4
Break and enter: 3
September 29; Joyce Avenue, 6600 block
Powell River RCMP received a report of a suspicious incident where, upon investigation, it was determined that an unknown male driving a Volkswagen van had approached a person riding a bicycle in the area, offering the person a ride. The unknown male was described as being in his late 40s, having scruffy brown hair and a grey beard. The vehicle was described as being a “hippy” van, brown and white in colour. The unknown male asked the bicyclist if he knew his son “Joshua” and asked whether they needed a ride, and was reported to have possibly followed the bicyclist for a number of blocks. The bicyclist went to a nearby friend’s residence and called the police.
Powell River RCMP advise the public to be cautious when having any interactions with strangers and to remain vigilant. Do not accept rides or gifts from strangers, immediately go to a safe place and immediately report the incident to police. Also, speak to your children in regard to a safety plan if your children are faced with a similar incident. RCMP also asks the public to please come forward with any information they may have that could possibly identify the unknown male. RCMP also asks for the unknown person responsible to come forward to police so he can explain his actions.
October 1; Marine Avenue, 6600 block
At approximately 3:26 am, RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter to a business. Upon investigation it was determined an unknown person had smashed the front window and stole three watches valued at approximately $1,500. An unknown male was observed running away southbound on Marine Avenue and was described as being five-feet, 11-inches tall, wearing all black clothing and clutching something in his hands.
October 1; Duncan Street, 7100 block
At approximately 8:59 am, RCMP received a report of a break and enter into a tractor trailer. Upon investigation it was determined that the break and enter would have occurred during the previous night. Approximately $200 worth of ground beef and yogurt were taken.
October 3; Saltery Bay Road
RCMP received a report of a theft from vehicle where 10 solar panels were stolen. Upon investigation it was determined the solar panels had been taken from an unlocked vehicle. The panels are worth approximately $225 each and are described as being five feet by three feet and 411 pounds.
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.