POLICE BEAT: Crab gear stolen

Approximately $6,000 worth of gear was stolen from a commercial crab boat

Approximately $6,000 worth of gear was stolen from a commercial crab boat tied up at Discovery Harbour Marina.

The break-in to the 41-foot-long New Endeavour was reported to Campbell River RCMP Saturday at 8:35 p.m.

It appears the culprits picked a lock to get into the cabin and engine room

Stolen items included: four yellow survival suites with “New Endeavour” inscribed on them, two large blue marine battery charges, two blue Makita power grinders, a black Acer laptop computer, a Dewalt skill saw, and many other tools.

Police also believe the thief or thieves used another boat to pull alongside the crab vessel.

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


Motorcyclist breaks her leg


A 44-year-old Campbell River woman suffered a broken leg after losing control of her motorcycle.

The accident occurred Sunday, around 3:35 p.m., at the south end of Oyster Bay, in the 4300 block S. Island Hwy.

According to police, the woman was heading north when she lost control of the bike, went off the road and slid down to the water’s edge.

An ambulance transported her to Campbell River Hospital for treatment.

There were no other vehicles involved and no charges were laid.

On Saturday, around at 9 a.m., Mounties were called to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Tamarac Street and the Island Highway by the Chevron Town Pantry.

Witnesses observed a red 2008 Ford Escape go through a red light northbound on Tamarac and strike a black 2012 Dodge Caravan traveling west on the Island Highway.

The impact sent the Caravan spinning into a light post.

A 61-year-old Campbell River woman suffered minor injuries and was issued a violation ticket for failing to stop at red light.

A 34-year-old man from Cold Lake, Alberta, was transported to hospital with minor injuries.


Police seek meat thief


On Sunday at 5:30 p.m. police were called to a complaint of theft of meat from Save On Foods.

A man, believed to be in his 30s, wearing a baseball cap, grey hoody and jeans, fled the store, dropping the bag containing approximately $300 worth of meat and ran towards Home Hardware.

A review of store surveillance video is being conducted to assist with identification.

In a related matter, on the evening of April 8, a female and child entered Thrifty Foods and filled up a shopping cart with meat, then walked away from the cart.

Another man then picked up the cart and fled the store.

Video surveillance has been reviewed and the female has been identified but the male has not yet been identified.

Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers.