Police Patrol: Powell River crime report

Powell River RCMP reported the following for September 10 to 16, 2020.

Total calls for service: 96
Thefts: 1
Assaults: 4
Impaired driving: 2
Mischief: 7
Break and enter: 5

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September 12; Duncan Street, 6900 block
At approximately 3:29 am, police stopped a suspicious vehicle. Police spoke to the driver, a 41-year-old male from Powell River who displayed signs of impairment. During the course of the investigation, police located a number of items in the back of the vehicle that were believed to be stolen. The male was arrested for possession of stolen property and break and enter. He was transported back to the detachment and released at a later time on an undertaking. Police identified the owner of the stolen items and they were all returned.

Anyone with information about this incident 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: School zones
Police remind drivers that school is back in session, which means school zones are now in effect. The 30-kilometre per hour speed limit is in effect from 8 am until 5 pm during normal school days unless indicated otherwise on the sign.

Fines for speeding in a school zone start at $196 and include three demerit points. Students returning to school can easily be distracted and not pay attention to vehicles. Drivers also need to be aware that school buses will be back on the road. It is illegal to pass a school bus in either direction while its red lights are flashing.

The school district has placed cameras on board the buses so not stopping will be caught on video and that footage is forwarded to RCMP for further investigation. The fine for not stopping is $368. We all want to keep our children safe so please be alert, slow down and stop when required.



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