POLICE BEAT: Bad tires + bad weather = accident

With the recent snow flurries and freezing conditions, it’s a good plan to make sure you’re driving with decent tires.

A local motorist found this out the hard way on Saturday after losing control of their vehicle on the Dogwood Road hill around 9:30 a.m.

According to RCMP, the vehicle jumped the median and rolled down the steep embankment. Fortunately the driver was not injured, police say.

However, the motorist was issued a violation notice for operating a vehicle with improper tires.

Also on Saturday, at 10:20 a.m., police responded to a two-vehicle collision at the T-intersection of Ironwood Road and 9th Avenue.

As a result of poor road conditions, the driver of a northbound vehicle lost control, crossed the centre line and struck an oncoming car.

One of the drivers, a 76-year-old Campbell River man, was transported to hospital for monitoring.

No charges were laid.


Break-ins and thefts


Tools and fishing gear valued at $10,000 were stolen from a trailer parked on Albea Road after the thief cut off the padlocks.

The theft was reported to Mounties on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. The trailer was parked in the 2100 block of Albea.

On Friday, at 10:55 a.m., police were called regarding the theft of a travel trailer from the 1000 block of Hemlock Street.

Investigation revealed the suspects had cut through a chain-link fence to access the storage area and took a 28-foot Wave travel trailer bearing B.C. licence UMB 34A.

The trailer is white with blue markings and is in new condition.

Also Friday, at 7 p.m., police were called to a break, enter and theft from a residence in the 500 block of Island Highway.

The suspect gained entry to the residence through a small window and stole a laptop computer.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Campbell River RCMP or Crime Stoppers.


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