Police Patrol: Powell River crime report

Powell River RCMP reported the following for July 2 to 8, 2020.

Total calls for service: 118
Thefts: 11
Assaults: 5
Impaired driving: 3
Mischief: 5
Break and enter: 2

July 2; Lund Street, 5200 block
At approximately 8:50 am, police received a report of mischief at Tla’amin Convenience Store. Sometime during the previous night, a car drove by the store and shot paintballs at it. Although there was no damage to the store, extensive cleaning was required.

July 4; Joyce Avenue
At approximately 9:39 pm, police were making patrols when a blue Dodge Caravan was observed speeding up and attempting to evade police. The vehicle was stopped and the 46-year-old male driver was identified. Police conducted a records check and determined the driver was prohibited from driving. The male was arrested for driving while prohibited and then released with a court date in September. The vehicle was also impounded for seven days under the Motor Vehicle Act.

July 6; Joyce Avenue, 5000 block
At approximately 6:12 pm, police responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle at Powell River Recreation Complex.  Between 2 and 5 pm, someone entered a Ford Transit van parked at the rear rink doors of the complex and stole a wallet containing identification, gas cards and bank cards from inside.

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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