Police Beat

Driver flees after vehicle accident over embankment

A Pontiac van went off a 30 foot embankment near the intersection of Quinsam and Nursery Roads at 11:10 p.m. this past Friday.

Police, fire and ambulance responded, and extracted two passengers from the vehicle. They were taken to Campbell River hospital where they were treated for minor injuries. Investigators learned that the driver had fled the scene on foot and are still looking for him.

“It’s still outstanding and they know who the driver is,” said RCMP Sgt. Craig Massey. “He’s just, I think, avoiding us at this point.”

Massey said it’s unknown whether alcohol was a factor in the accident.


Youth vandals

Property owners in the 3800 block of South Island Highway reported that a group of youths had kicked out several boards of their respective fences around 11 p.m. this past Sunday.

The group was last spotted by witnesses in the area of the Shelter Point Resort. Anyone with information on this offence is asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP or Crime Stoppers.



Hydroplaning accident

Police responded to a single vehicle accident on Highway 19 at Willis Road at 7:55 p.m. this past Wednesday. Investigators determined that the vehicle, a Ford Focus, lost control when it hydroplaned.

The sole occupant of the vehicle was taken to Campbell River hospital for treatment of minor injuries. They were issued a violation ticket for speed relative to conditions.


Unlocked apartment break and enter

A break and enter to an apartment happened in the 400 block of 9th Avenue sometime in the night between this past Saturday and Sunday.

Unknown culprit(s) entered the residence through an unlocked door and stole a laptop, a Blu-ray player, numerous DVDs and an undisclosed amount of money. Anyone with information on this offence is asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP or Crime Stoppers.


Goods stolen from unlocked vehicle

A thief stole items from a vehicle in the 500 block of Cedar Street sometime overnight between this past Tuesday and Wednesday.

Unknown culprit(s) stole a purse, money, an Xbox 360 and 10 games. The vehicle was left unlocked overnight. Anyone with information on this offence is asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP or Crime Stoppers.














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