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POLICE BEAT: Cops seek B&E suspects

Police are still looking for the culprits responsible for at least a few break and enters that occurred in the south end of the city.

Three of the five residential break-ins occurred in the same area and are believed to be related, said Sgt. Troy Beauregard of the Campbell River RCMP.

The thefts took place between Dec. 26-28, and police did not specify the exact locations of the break-ins.

Stolen good included electronics, jewellry and at least one firearm

Forensic officers checked out all the break-ins and the police investigation remains ongoing.

 

Suspected dealer busted

 

A 56-year-old Campbell River man is facing drug dealing charges related to an alleged dial-a-dope operation.

Phong Tran, 56, was arrested Dec. 27 by RCMP.

He is charged with trafficking cocaine and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Tran has made one court appearance and is due back in provincial court this coming Monday.

He is expected to enter pleas on both charges.

 

Check-stops

 

Police continued to conduct check-stops for impaired driving.

Over the previous week, one impaired driver was arrested, two 90-day driving prohibitions and one 24-hour prohibition for drugs were issued.

Mounties also handed out “positive tickets” in the form of coupons and gift certificates to motorists who were displaying safe driving practices

 

Busy year

 

Last week, RCMP responded to 200 calls for service.

For the entire year, police responded to 14,330 calls for service in Campbell River.

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