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POLICE BEAT: Three stabbings investigated
Three different stabbing incidents remain under investigation by Campbell River RCMP.
The first occurred Feb. 28, around 1:30 a.m., in the 300 block of Island Hwy. When officers arrived they found man with a non-life threatening stab wound to his arm and a woman suffering from minor injuries.
“A physical confrontation led to the stabbing,” said Staff Sgt. Troy Beauregard in a news release. “Alcohol was a factor in this incident.”
The couple was arrested and charges are pending.
The second incident occurred March 1, when police were called to a large fight in progress near the intersection at Dogwood St. and 7th Ave. When officers arrived, around 9:25 p.m., they found a female suffering from a knife wound to the face.
The wound was not life threatening and she was taken to Campbell River Hospital for treatment.
The female suspect had fled the scene before police arrived. RCMP say the females know each other and are looking for any information that will assist them in the investigation.
The last incident occurred Sunday, around 1 p.m., in the 600 block of 7th Ave. A male was found in a residence suffering from a stab wound to his lower back. He was taken to hospital and treated for a non-life threatening injury.
The female suspect was found in a nearby residence and knows the victim. She was arrested and is facing a charge of aggravated assault.
Wrong-way driver causes crash
A 44-year-old woman is facing drunk driving charges after causing an accident on March 1.
Police say the woman was heading the wrong way on Tamarac St., a one-way road, when she collided with a van near the intersection at 16th Ave. The accident occurred around 1:30 a.m.
The female suspect blew twice the legal limit and was arrested. Her vehicle was also impounded.
Liquor stolen from business
On Feb. 27, at 7 a.m., police responded to a call of an insecure business in the 1400 block of Dogwood St.
Upon arrival officers the front glass door broken. It appears bottles of liquor were taken.
The Forensic Identification Section attended and examined the scene. The matter remains under investigation.
Banned driver arrested again
A man well known to police is free on bail after being arrested again for driving while prohibited.
The man was spotted on Feb. 29, at about 4 p.m., driving on Erickson Rd. This was the second time he’s been arrested for driving while prohibited.
Snow pile accident
Snow plowed into the middle of the road contributed to a two-vehicle accident on March 1.
It was around 8 a.m., when a 25-year-old woman was heading north on Dogwood St. in a Dodge pickup. That’s when she hit the snow pile in the middle of the road, lost control of the truck, crossed the centre line and collided head-on with a Honda Prelude, driven by a 48-year-old man.
The man was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Busy week for police
The week of Feb. 27 to March 4, was the busiest of 2012, so far, for Campbell River RCMP.
Officers responded to 239 calls which included 17 person crimes, 29 property crimes, and the arrest of four impaired drivers.