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Accident involving an infant

A motorcycle struck a car turning left at the intersection of Dogwood St. and Evergreen Rd. at 9:10 p.m. on Sept. 12. The driver and passenger of the motorcycle were taken to hospital, as well as the driver of the car and a three-month-old infant passenger. The injuries sustained were non-life threatening, and could have been much more serious, according to Sgt. Craig Massy, RCMP.  Ambulance, fire, and a police re-constructionist and analyst attended the scene. Investigators determined that the child’s car seat was improperly secured in the vehicle. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. The driver of the car was charged with failure to yield.

 

Driver lost control on Dogwood

A vehicle went out of control on Dogwood St. near 10th Ave. at about 3:17 p.m. on Fri. Sept. 16. Investigators determined that the driver crossed the centre line while travelling up Dogwood St. and rolled over a slope, landing in a backyard. The driver was not injured, but was taken to hospital as a precaution. The investigation into this matter continues.

 

Downriggers stolen

A property owner reported that two downriggers were stolen from a boat parked at the corner of Hilchey and Palmer Roads at 10:18 p.m. on Fri. Sept. 16. Both downriggers are electric with analogue gauges. Anyone with information on the persons responsible for this crime is asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

 

B&E at downtown business

A vehicle was used to ram through the front of Boardwalk on Shoppers Row at about 4 a.m. on Mon. Sept. 19. A red van with writing on it was seen leaving the scene at a high rate of speed and was later located on South Alder Street. Investigators confirmed that the stolen vehicle was owned by the City of Campbell River. A male suspect – estimated to be in his late 20’s, dressed in all black clothing and wearing a mask – fled the scene on foot. Some jewelry and watches were recovered from the stolen vehicle. Anyone with information on this offense is asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

 

Attempted booze store break and enters

RCMP received a report of an attempted break and enter over night at the Campbell River Lodge Beer and Wine store at about 7:30 a.m. on Tues. Sept. 13. Area surveillance showed a lone male trying to pry open one of the business’ doors. And on Sept. 13 at about 8:50 a.m. RCMP received a report that a suspect had attempted to pry open the door to the Quinsam Beer and Wine store the night before. The suspect damaged the back door and window. The two break and enter attempts could be linked, according to Sgt. Craig Massey, RCMP. Anyone with information on these offenses is asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

 

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