Cyclist struck by vehicle

POLICE BEAT: Man on the bicycle received serious injuries and was transported to Campbell River General Hospital

At 5:49 a.m. on Tuesday, Campbell River RCMP were called to a motor vehicle incident on Highway 19A at Dogwood Street.

An 18-year-old Campbell River man was riding his bicycle and was struck by a vehicle driven by a 34-year-old Nanaimo man, Campbell River RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Poppy  Hallam said.

The man on the bicycle received serious injuries and was transported to Campbell River General Hospital. Campbell River RCMP Municipal Traffic Section and a collision analyst were called to the scene.  The cause of the collision is under investigation.


Wrong way lady!


Also on Tuesday at 12:23 a.m., Campbell River RCMP responded to a complaint of a vehicle travelling southbound in the northbound lane of the Inland Island Highway.

A responding officer was traveling southbound and encountered the vehicle coming at him, northbound in the southbound lane.  The officer safely stopped the vehicle and determined the driver, a 60-year-old Campbell River woman, was impaired by alcohol and subsequently charged with impaired driving.

She will make her first appearance in Campbell River Provincial Court on Nov. 24. No one was hurt in this incident.


If you go out in the woods today…


A pair of thieves made off with enough logging gear to start their own falling operation.

The bad news for them is they were caught on video.

On Thursday, Oct. 9,  Campbell River RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter to Sayward Timber, located at 7650 Island Highway.

Stolen was one pair of Viberg size 12 mens caulk boots, four Kenwood hand-held 16 channel radios, four orange hard hats, one pair of size 34-36 bucking pants and one black chest pack.

Two men are observed on surveillance video entering the lot and are observed moving around equipment.  The video is currently being processed by the Campbell River RCMP Forensic Identification Section for identification of the suspects.

If you have any information about this break and enter, contact the Campbell River RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Yeehaw! Its Saturday night

A beach party got a little out of hand on Saturday night prompting calls of shots fired.

On Saturday at 7:52 pm, Campbell River RCMP responded to several calls of shots fired in the area of Vista Bay Road.

Callers heard multiple shots fired and the Operations Communications Centre received many 911 calls and updates.  All available police resources attended and set up safe perimeter around the area.  More shots were heard and then it was determined the shots were coming from a nearby beach where a group was located celebrating a birthday party and shooting off fireworks.  A warning was given to the group.


Air hose box jimmied


On Saturday October 11, 2014, Campbell River RCMP responded to a complaint from the Superstore Gas Bar that overnight, someone pried open the coin operated air hose coin box and stole the contents.

The air hose box takes $1 coins and all proceeds from use of the air hose is then donated to children’s charities.  An unknown amount of money was stolen.


Stealing the sun


On Thursday October 9, 2014 Campbell River RCMP responded to a complaint of theft of a solar panel from the John Hart Generating Station.  Between the afternoon of Oct. 5 and the early morning of Oct. 6 , someone entered the property and stole a solar panel, described as a SunWize model SW-S10P 10 watt, about a foot square in size, valued at about $200.  Photo of a similar solar panel will be posted to the Crime Stoppers website so please be on the lookout.  If you know anything about this crime, call the Campbell River RCMP.