Texting driver crashes into parked truck

A 19-year-old female driver traveling Northbound on Alder while texting on her cell phone struck a parked Ford Ranger July 5 at 11 p.m.

No one was injured in the collision on the 800 block of Alder. The driver was charged for texting while driving and for driving contrary to the restrictions of her licence.

Father and daughters spend a night in the bush

A father and his two daughters spent a night lost in the woods. July 6

Campbell River Search and Rescue and RCMP were dispatched after receiving a report of overdue persons. Preliminary reports indicated that a family from the Comox Valley had departed for a day trip and were then overdue.

The father and his two daughters had spent the day exploring country in the area of Blue Grouse Lake departing for home at about 6 p.m. Later that night the father texted his wife advising that they were lost, contact was then broken off.

Campbell River RCMP, Police Air Services and Campbell River Search and Rescue mustered and began an area search.

At approximately 9 a.m. the trio was found safe in the back area of the Oyster River.


Thefts and break-ins downtown

Campbell River RCMP responded to a number of property related offences in the downtown area on July 10.

Shortly after 8 a.m., a property owner in the 1100 block of Fir Street discovered a blue Jeep parked at their residence that did not belong to them.

While police were investigating this incident, they received a report of a theft of a jeep from Hidden Harbor and a second report of attempted theft of vehicle from the same location.

At approximately 10 a.m., officers received report of a commercial break and enter in the 1300 Block of Cedar Street. Investigation revealed that unknown suspect(s) had used a rock to break the business window and gain entry.

Once inside the culprits stole a small safe with undisclosed items in it, a short time later this safe and some of the contents were found in the area of the Fisherman’s Wharf. All of these offences are under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP or Crimestoppers.


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