Police Patrol: Powell River crime report

Powell River RCMP reported the following for May 7 to 13, 2020.

Total calls for service: 99
Thefts: 3
Assaults: 5
Impaired driving: 6
Mischief: 5
Break and enter: 1

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May 13; Marine Avenue
At approximately 4:53 am, RCMP responded to an abandoned 911 call from a location on Marine Avenue near Courtenay Street. Police attended and located a male who had been bear-sprayed by an unknown assailant. The victim described the suspect as a male wearing jeans, a hoodie, a hat and sunglasses.  Police believe this incident is targeted and continue to investigate the matter.

May 12; Manson Avenue
At approximately 5:08 pm, RCMP responded to a report of a collision on Manson Avenue at Barnet Street. A grey Ford Escape struck a black Toyota Tacoma, causing extensive damage to both vehicles. Both drivers were taken to Powell River General Hospital by EHS for assessment by medical personnel.

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.

NOTICE: Powell River RCMP detachment is still closed. During the COVID-19 health emergency, people are encouraged to call the detachment rather than showing up in person, so it can be determined if personal attendance is truly necessary. All administrative services such as fingerprinting and criminal record checks have been halted until further notice. The non-emergency line is 604.485.6255.

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